48 hours of direct typhoon Lichma: Storms and rainstorms swept through Eastern China

 48 hours of direct typhoon Lichma: Storms and rainstorms swept through Eastern China

On the satellite images provided by China Weather Network, Typhoon Lichma drew a M that swept through several provinces in eastern China with heavy storms.

Beijing News reported earlier that Lichma was not only the strongest typhoon in the Northwest Pacific Ocean in 2019, but also the strongest typhoon landing in China in 2019. It was also the third strongest typhoon landing in eastern China since 1949. It ranked side by side with typhoon Moranti in 2016, only next to typhoon Wendai in 1956 and typhoon in 2006. Sangmei.

In the face of the Lichma days, many people gave their answers: Chen Hongyi, former deputy director of the Meteorological Bureau of Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, wrote letters to the citizens to remind them to defend against Taiwan; Li Xia, Secretary of the Jingzhou Township Discipline Commission of Jixi County, Anhui Province, died on duty while checking the disaster; Yang Wenjun, a civilian policeman from Hule Police Station of Ningguo City, Anhui Province. When flooded, he responded to his wifes I cant come back if everyone is okay. Qingzhou Huanhua Rescue Team in Shandong Province went out to help more than 200 people as of 7 p.m. on July 11.

At 2050 hours on July 11, Lichma landed twice in Qingdao, Shandong Province.

_The next 72-hour path probability forecast map of Typhoon No. 9 Lichma this year. Map Source: Central Meteorological Observatory

Aug. 9, before landing: Wait in a tight line

As early as more than ten hours before the landing of Lichma, at 15:25 on August 9, Chen Hongyi, former deputy director and typhoon expert of Taizhou Meteorological Bureau, wrote a letter to the people of Taizhou.

In the letter, Chen Hongyi said that in another 12 hours, the strongest typhoon landing in Taizhou since the founding of New China will strike in the future, and give corresponding safety tips to the citizens. In his letter, Chen Hongyi said, What we are facing may be a rare natural disaster in our lifetime... All we can do now is to prepare as fully as possible for emergencies.

Monitoring by Zhejiang Meteorological Department showed that as of 14:00 on August 9, the cumulative precipitation in Fengtou Village of Sanmen County had reached 161.8 mm, and there was a 14-level gale of 43.0 m/s in Pingyu, Pingyang County.

At 18:00 on August 9, the Central Meteorological Observatory continued to issue a typhoon red warning: at 17:00 on August 9, Lichma was situated on the southern sea surface of the East China Sea about 145 kilometers southeast of Wenling City, Zhejiang Province. The maximum wind force near the center was 16 levels (55 meters per second), the minimum central pressure was 930 hPa, the radius of the seven levels was 300-380 kilometers, and the radius of the tenth level was 1. 00 kilometers, the radius of the twelfth wind circle is 40 kilometers. It is expected that Lichma will make landfall along the coast from Jiaojiang to Ruian on the morning of August 10, around midnight on August 9 (strong typhoon level or super typhoon level, 14-16 level, 45-52 m/s).

_August 9, Zhejiang, before the typhoon, some people have been moved to settlements. Photo Source/Wang Gang (Zhejiang Branch)/China News Agency/Visual China

The General Command of Flood Control and Drought Relief of Zhejiang Province initiated the emergency response of typhoon prevention level I.

Early warning signals were also issued in many places in Zhejiang Province. The official website of Zhejiang Meteorological Bureau shows that 106 warning signals have been issued since 12 noon on August 9: around 17:00, Xianju County Comprehensive Administrative Law Enforcement Bureau issued a red warning of waterlogging; around 18:00, Ningbo City Natural Resources and Planning Bureau issued a red warning of meteorological risk of geological disasters; Pingyang County Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, Pingyang County gas. The Elephant Bureau issued a red warning of ocean waves; around 20 oclock, Dinghai District, Daishan County and Shengsi County issued a red warning of typhoons and so on.

August 10, Southern Zhejiang: Storms

At about 1:45 a.m. on August 10, Lichma landed in Chengnan Town, Wenling City, Zhejiang Province.

Two or three hours later, it brought disaster to a small mountain village in Yongjia County.

New Beijing News reporter learned from Yongjia County Emergency Management Bureau that in the morning of August 10, a typhoon landed, and a mountain body in Shanzao Village, Yantan Town, Yongjia County, triggered a landslide. After the landslide, the river was blocked and the highest level of mountain torrents rose to 10 meters in 10 minutes. About 120 people in the village were besieged by floods. Because of the rapid rise of rivers, some villagers could not evacuate to safety. The barrier lake burst again, causing casualties and loss of contact.

Local villagers told reporters in the Beijing News that the incident occurred at more than 4 a.m. on August 10. According to Yongjia Media Groups Wechat Public Account China Yongjia, as of 16 p.m. on August 11, 23 people had been killed and 9 people had lost their connection. There were 244 houses in the village, 52 of which collapsed (mostly wooden houses, a small number of brick and tile buildings).

August 10, Dajingzhen, Yueqing, Zhejiang Province, after the typhoon, the scene was in a mess. Photo Source/Jiuye

Yongjia County Emergency Management Bureau, the relevant person in charge, said rescue workers arrived at the scene at 7 am on August 10, and some communications have been restored.

In Wenling City, where typhoon landed, heavy rains and storms brought serious waterlogging to the city, as well as disruption of rural roads.

On the afternoon of August 10, Wenling Municipal Government Office staff briefed reporters of the Beijing News that after the typhoon passed through, waterlogging occurred in many places in Wenling. In addition, a large area of water and electricity blackouts occurred in many places in Wenling, and emergency repairs are being intensified after the disaster.

Some rural roads in Wenling were interrupted by debris flows in the mountains. Lin Xianguo, a worker at the Chengnan Highway Management Station of Wenling Highway Administration, said that several roads were piled up with broken trees and soil, and the vehicles could not pass through.

Linhai City, which is also under the management of Taizhou City, and Wenling City, suffered from a typhoon. Local citizens told the Beijing News that the roots of the city wall of Taizhou Prefecture, a state key cultural relic protection unit with a thousand-year history, were flooded. The official micro-blog of Linhai Public Security Bureau issued a message that the city gate was lost, and reminded local residents to pay attention to safety.

_Linhai City after the disaster. The official Wechat Public Number Taizhou Publication of the Propaganda Department of the Taizhou Municipal Committee

Linhai, August 10: Contact Rescue via Weibo

After landing, affected by the topography, Lichma has weakened to a strong tropical storm level at 9:00 on August 10.

According to the typhoon track announced by China Weather Network, which belongs to the Public Meteorological Service Center of China Meteorological Administration, the track of Lichma after landing is like a long snake, zigzagging northward. Within Zhejiang, its general direction is north-northwest.

In addition to the flooding of historic sites, waterlogging also occurred in Linhai City, trapping many people. According to the official Wechat public account information of the Emergency Management Department, 1063 people were rescued and evacuated in Linhai city.

Blue Sky Rescue Team also participated in the rescue. According to its official micro-blog information, 78 people from nine Blue Sky Rescue Teams were transferred overnight near Sanfeng Road in Linhai City on October 10. As of 8:30 p.m. on November 11, the Blue Sky Rescue Team succeeded in transferring 204 people to the scene of sea disaster relief.

On August 10, a reporter from the Beijing News learned from the Linhai Public Security Bureau that after the disaster in Linhai, the police launched a stormboat to transfer the trapped citizens.

Several residents in Linhai told reporters in the Beijing News that the rescue telephone had been busy on the afternoon of August 10. Fortunately, the Public Security Bureau has also opened channels for seeking help on micro-blogs and micro-letters. One of the citizens said.

In response, the Linhai Municipal Public Security Bureau responded to the reporters of the Beijing News. At that time, there were too many people who reported to the police.

Beijing News reporter noted that many trapped residents in Linhai City left their trapped addresses and contact information for help under the public accounts of Linhai Public Security Bureau, rescue teams and local media Weibo and Weixin. Within Wechats circle of friends, many local citizens saw the help and forwarded it so that rescuers could see it in time.

On August 10, Li You (a pseudonym) posted his address and telephone number online to seek help from rescue workers.

Li You recalled that on the afternoon of the typhoon landing, the flood inexplicably rose. At that time, she was chatting with her aunt, uncle and nine-year-old son at her aunts house. The first floor of the house is a shoe store run by her aunt. When she saw the water level rising, she rushed downstairs to move the shoes upstairs. Soon after, the water level rose higher and higher, and before long, the water rose to a position close to the second floor.

Li You said that their house is in the ancient city street of Linhai City. The house is an old-fashioned wooden house with low building. The first floor is between 2 meters and 3 meters away from the ground. In the afternoon of the same day, the electricity was cut off in the room. After dark, Li You could not see anything.

Li You told the Beijing News that they began to call the police at about 5 p.m. that day, while using four mobile phones to call, but they couldnt get in. They also dialed 119 and various rescue teams, but none of them answered or could get through.

Li You asked his friends to send private letters to the micro-blog of Linhai Public Security Bureau, and also posted help-seeking information on the circle of friends and micro-blog. Soon the rescue team contacted them, and at about 23 oclock on the same day, they were connected to the stormboat and transferred to the collective resettlement site.

After sitting in the lifeboat, Li You found many trapped people waiting for rescue in the buildings along the street.

Li You is not surprised by typhoon. He experiences typhoon twice or three times a year. So before this typhoon, he did not care when he received early warning: The typhoon in his impression is windy and rainy, maybe water reaches his ankle, which is almost the same. I did not know why he suddenly passed the first floor and went to the second floor this year.

August 10, Linhai: People buy stormboats at their own expense for disaster relief

On August 10, the Beijing News reporter learned from the Linhai Public Security Bureau that in order to rescue the trapped people in the urban area, the local government posted information on the emergency requisition of citizensstormboats on the official Weibo and Weixin public accounts.

On the night of August 10, a reporter from the Beijing News noticed that a number of Taizhou citizens had forwarded a message from a circle of friends that a citizen had purchased 20 stormboats at his own expense to recruit stormboat drivers.

On August 11, a reporter from the Beijing News contacted the buyer of the stormboat, who is currently running a factory in Linhai. At about 18 oclock on August 10, he saw the video of the flood in Ziyang Ancient Street, Linhai City, in his circle of Wechat friends. At the same time, he saw the official Wechat of the local government announce the news of the requisition of the stormboat, the release of the reservoir and the return of the Lingjiang River. He felt that something should be done for the local area.

So he contacted 110 command center to confirm the need for stormboats at the disaster relief site, negotiated prices with sellers online and paid 70,000 yuan to the sellers, so that employees of the company could help transport the stormboats to the disaster relief site. At the same time, let friends help send circles of friends to find drivers. More than 20 volunteers arrived at the rescue site, some even from 40 kilometers or 50 kilometers away, relocating and resettling the trapped people in Linhai city overnight, and the residents of alleys who had not yet relocated sent mineral water, biscuits and other food.

_On the afternoon of August 11, water still accumulated in some sections of the road near the sea. A citizen went home after buying supplies on the street. Photographed by Wang Jianing, a journalist of the New Beijing News

On the afternoon of August 11, the weather cleared up and the water gradually dispersed. At about 13 oclock, a reporter from the New Beijing News saw hundreds of officers and soldiers bulwarking sand bags weighing about 15 kilograms outside Wangjiang Gate, an ancient city in Linhai, accumulating more than 1 meter high.

A soldier hurried by carrying sandbags. He said that three or four hundred sandbags had been carried in the morning.

New Beijing News reporter learned at the scene that on the evening of August 10, the water level of Lingjiang River, several hundred meters away from Chengmen, rose and flooded the road into the city. One officer and soldier recalled that he had reached the outskirts of the gate at about 9 oclock that day, but because the water was too strong, he could not get close to it at one time. It wasnt until the morning of August 11 that they waded outside the city gate. At that time, the water was almost in their thighs.

The traces of the Wangjiang Gate washed by the current are still clearly visible, and the red iron gate is supported by brackets and sandbags. According to the above-mentioned officers, the reinforcement of sand bags is to prevent flooding due to rainfall, upstream flood diversion and other factors, and then water into the city.

New Beijing News reporter through the city gate, into the city, street doors and windows have disappeared, scattered on the ground deformed aluminum alloy doors and windows, broken glass, etc. A reporter from the Beijing News measured in a merchants house that the mark left by the rising water was about 2 meters.

On the evening of August 11, a reporter from the Beijing News saw in Linhai City that most sections of the water had receded, but some sections still had serious water accumulation.

_On August 10, Typhoon Lichma affected Shanghai and passers-by fled through the rain. Photo Source / Tang Ying / Visual China

August 11, Anhui: Anyone is fine, I cant come back.

At 20:00 on August 10, Lichma was reduced from a strong tropical storm to a tropical storm in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, and moved out of Zhejiang shortly afterwards.

Although the typhoon did not pass through Anhui directly, it also brought heavy storms to Anhui. In the storms, there are also human feelings.

On the afternoon of August 11, Xin Jing Bao reporters learned from the Information Office of the Anhui Provincial Government that under the influence of Typhoon Lichma, houses in Ningguo, Guangde and Jixi were damaged, crops were flooded, roads and bridges were destroyed, power supply and communication were interrupted. As of 11:00 on August 11, 522,000 people were affected by the disaster in Anhui Province, one person died as a result of the disaster, and the direct economic loss was 510.64 million yuan. At present, the province has launched the IV level emergency response for disaster relief.

At 6:00 on August 11, the body of Li Xia, Secretary of the Jingzhou Township Discipline Commission of Jixi County, Anhui Province, was found and confirmed to have died on duty at the age of 33. The Beijing News reporter confirmed from the Jinsha police station of Jixi County Public Security Bureau that he was washed away by the debris flow brought by Lichma when he inspected the disaster on August 10.

According to the official website of Jixi County Government, Li Xia, male, Han nationality, was born in July 1986 with a bachelors degree. He joined the Communist Party of China in December 2014 and worked in February 2008. From April 2019 to now, he has been a member of the Party Committee and Secretary of the Discipline Commission of Jingzhou Township Government.

Ningguo City, near Jixi County, was affected by typhoon and caused heavy rain.

The official website of Ningguo Municipal Government issued Emergency Notice! Immediate Transfer of Personnel in Dangerous Zone! on the evening of August 10, saying that Ningguo City has issued the first-level flood warning and that the water level of Helixi Water Level Station will reach 54.5m. According to the requirements of finger-prevention and finger-prevention in Anhui Province and Xuancheng City, all personnel from the east of Anhui-Jiangxi Railway Line, west of S104, south of Dongcheng Avenue, west of Qingshan Road and Shicun area of Wangxi Street within the urban area are requested to immediately implement safe transfer and properly resettle.

New Beijing News reporter learned from the local disaster video obtained by Ningguo police that after the transit of Typhoon Lichma, mountain torrents broke out in Ningguo, with serious flooding in some areas and floods poured back into villages.

In the disaster, the police still stick to the front line of resistance to Taiwan. Yang Wenjun, a policeman from Hule Police Station of Ningguo Public Security Bureau, was flooded in his home. He replied to his wife, Everyone is fine, I cant come back.

On the afternoon of August 11, a reporter from Beijing News learned from Hule Police Station of Ningguo Public Security Bureau that on the evening of August 10, Lichma brought heavy rain disaster to Hule Town of Ningguo City. Yang Wenjun, who was searching for and rescuing the masses, received a message from his wife: The family was flooded, the first floor was flooded, and the loss was serious. Yang Wenjun replies: Everyone is fine, I cant come back.

A video obtained by a reporter from the Beijing News shows that the living room of Yang Wenjuns family has been flooded by muddy floods, and the height of the outdoor floods is about half a meter high. A staff member of Hule police station said that after the flash floods, all the police were involved in rescue and rescue. At present, Yang Wenjun still sticks to his first-line position and participates in rescue work.

August 11, Binzhou, Shandong Province, water has flooded half of the public bicycle. Photo Source/Visual China

August 11, Shandong: Huanhua rescue team helps more than 200 people

At 20:00 on August 11, Lichma approached the coast of Shandong Province.

Influenced by Lichma, heavy rains fell in Shouguang City, Qingzhou, Changle, Linqu and other upstream counties and cities.

Shouguang City Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, the relevant person-in-charge of the Beijing News, introduced to reporters that from 9:00 to 14:00 on August 10, the average rainfall in Shouguang City was 278 mm. The maximum rainfall point was 321.8 mm in Jitai Town. The precipitation in this process was the largest since 1959, when there was a meteorological record. According to preliminary statistics, 18,000 greenhouses in low-lying and waterlogging-prone areas of Shouguang City flooded with 130,000 mu of farmland and 93,000 people evacuated from some villages along the river.

Relevant staff of Shouguang Municipal Bureau of Education and Sports said that at 1:30 a.m. on August 11, more than 20 flood fighters from the Bureau of Education and Sports rushed to Tongxing Village, Jitai Town, to help villagers do emergency drainage work. At 5 a.m., more than 50 people from the Bureau of Education and Sports went to Jitai and Yingli towns to participate in the mass resettlement work. Up to now, there are 25 schools in Shouguang City as mass resettlement sites. A total of 86 school buses have been dispatched, 1216 teachers have participated in the rescue, and more than 6,000 residents have been resettled and evacuated.

With Shouguang City, Qingzhou City, which is also under the management of Weifang City, Huanhua rescue team went out to help more than 200 people as of 7 p.m. on July 11.

Yang Junqian, a member of the Huanhua rescue team, told Beijing News that he returned to Qingzhou in 2014 and joined the local Huanhua rescue team. On August 10, when it rained in Qingzhou and many roads were flooded seriously, Yang Junqian saw many people trapped on the road in his circle of friends. He grabbed the trailer rope, emergency power supply and rescue tools, and went out: I sent my mobile phone number on Weibo, and people in need could call me.

Yang Junqian said that not long after the post was sent out, he received a call for help and a drivers car was flooded. He went to the intersection with three other volunteers and saw a white car with half its body submerged. Yang Junqian and his volunteers got out of the car and tied the white car with a trailer rope in the rain. They slowly pulled the car out to a place with less water.

Up to the time of the press release of the Beijing News, Yang Junqian had helped 28 vehicles out of the water: In most cases, when we pull the car out of the water, we will check the water inflow and help the driver contact the nearest automobile repair plant. If the driver needs it, take him home.

At 9 a.m. on August 11, Ms. Chen, a resident of Tanfang Town, contacted Yang Junqian for help. Her 12-year-old boy was bitten by a dog and urgently needed to go to the city hospital to get rabies vaccine and clean up the wound. Yang Junqian said that after receiving the phone call, he and two volunteers rushed to Ms. Chens home, picked up the children and rushed to the hospital, which took them to the hospital in less than an hour.

Ms. Chen told the Beijing News that after the child was bitten, she cried a lot. She took a taxi for more than an hour without any response from the driver. When she was in a hurry, she saw Yang Junqians post and called him with a try mentality: I didnt expect the volunteers to come so soon. Thank them very much.

Many of our volunteers ate only one piece of bread bought in the supermarket in more than a dozen hours, and there was no time. Yang Junqian told the Beijing News that the Huanhua rescue team now has 80 volunteers. When the rain is lighter, volunteers will go to the stagnant water point to dredge and clean up the sewer blocked by fallen leaves and other debris.

Yang Junqian, who has participated in many rescue operations in Beijing, told the Beijing News: I am an ordinary volunteer, and if someone needs help, I will try my best to help him.

Source: Responsible Editor No. 37 of the Serious Case Unit: Chengyu_NBJ11143