On the evening of July 24, the State General Administration of Flood Control issued an urgent notice emphasizing that the current critical period of flood control in China is the seven-to-eight-to-eight period. All levels and relevant departments and units should earnestly implement various preventive measures against mountain torrents, landslides, debris flows and other disasters, and organize forces to re-organize the dangerous areas of mountain torrents and hidden dangers of landslides and debris flows. Investigation.
In particular, the notification requires that vulnerable links such as residential concentration points, tourist attractions, construction units, industrial and mining enterprises in hilly areas be highlighted to prevent and investigate potential hazards of mountain torrents and geological hazards, and that special personnel be put into practice to keep a close eye on the changes of danger points 24 hours, and to alarm and dispose of problems in time. At the same time, we should further consolidate the defense responsibilities of grass-roots units in areas, counties, townships and villages where frequent and recurrent mountain torrents occur, refine the personnel transfer plan, ensure that the mountain torrents and geological hazards prevention system built by relevant departments in recent years plays a full role, and truly realize the timely arrival of early warning information to the household and to the people.
On July 24, the State General Defense Department dispatched five working groups to Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Chongqing to urge the local authorities to fully implement their flood control responsibilities, carry out hidden dangers investigation, strengthen personnel transfer and refuge, and do a good job in flood control and flood fighting this year.
Reporters learned from the Ministry of Emergency Management that at about 21:20 on July 23, a landslide occurred in Jichang Town, Shuicheng County, Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province, causing 21 houses to be buried. In addition, a mountain collapse occurred in Hezhang County, Bijie County, Guizhou Province, on the afternoon of 23, and a mountain torrent occurred in Jingan County, Yichun County, Jiangxi Province, on the afternoon of 21, causing many casualties.
Source: Author of New Beijing News: Li Yukun, responsible editor: Xiao Qi_NN6799