China News Service, Beijing, July 21. In accordance with Chairman Xi’s important instructions and under the deployment arrangements of the Central Military Commission, as of 15:00 on the 21st, the Central Theater has successively dispatched more than 5,700 emergency forces of the People’s Liberation Army and Armed Police Forces and militias in Henan, and 148 boats and vehicles. (Ships), in more than 30 dangerous locations such as Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Xinxiang, etc., put into rescue efforts to ensure the safety of people's lives and property.

  Seventy-five officers and soldiers of a chemical defense brigade of a certain engineering anti-chemical brigade of the Army in the theater successfully completed the blasting and flood diversion task of the Yihe Beach dam in Yichuan County at 6 o'clock in the morning, and put into follow-up rescue operations.

  More than 80 officers and soldiers from a brigade of the Air Force in the theater of war approached Zhengzhou city overnight to carry out rescue operations such as rescuing the trapped people and blocking the dams.

  A certain unit of the Rocket Army stationed in Henan arrived in Zhengzhou after a 4-hour rush, completed the rescue and transfer of more than 500 children in the children's welfare institution, and rushed to the Huazhong Cardiovascular Hospital in Fuwai, Henan to transfer medical staff and patients.

  A brigade of the Airborne Army dispatched more than 650 officers and soldiers to the dangerous section of the Jialu River in the early morning to urgently block and strengthen the embankment.

  More than 170 officers and soldiers from the Zhengzhou Joint Logistics Support Center were sent to the dangerous sections of Zhengzhou City’s Guancheng District and Guojiazui Reservoir in batches to repair the dam and emergency evacuation of the people, and dispatched medical teams to carry out inspections.

  More than 430 officers and men from the Artillery Air Defense Academy and the Information Engineering University joined with more than 280 officers and men from the Henan Armed Police Corps to stick to the Changzhuang Reservoir and block the piping.

  The Henan Military Region dispatched more than 2,000 militiamen to perform tasks such as dredging river channels, evacuating people, patrolling, and strengthening river embankments in more than ten dangerous locations in Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xuchang, and Jiaozuo.

  The Central Theater also adopted satellite and aircraft reconnaissance methods to conduct aerial monitoring of the disaster area.

In the next step, the theater joint command will continue to send forces to fight floods and rescue operations in accordance with the development of the flood situation.

The flood will not retreat, and the officers and soldiers will not retreat.

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