Chart of the Day: Latest progress in China's flood relief
Updated 12:01, 10-Aug-2023

Rescue and relief operations are in full swing in flood-hit areas in north and northeast China after typhoon-induced rainstorms wreaked havoc in the regions over the past few days.

China's State Council on Tuesday stressed that no effort should be spared in searching for the missing and minimizing casualties, and livelihoods of the affected people must be guaranteed.

North China's Tianjin Municipality and Hebei Province have maintained Level-II emergency response, while northeast China's Jilin Province remained in Level III.

Chart of the Day: Latest progress in China's flood relief

The heavy rain swept half of the counties and city districts in north China's Hebei Province, affecting around 2.2 million people. Local authorities have mobilized large rescue forces to the flood-hit areas.

As of August 7, 4,463 rescue teams consisting of 869,500 rescue workers were sent, and a total of 1,685,800 people were evacuated.

As of August 4, in the worst-hit Zhuozhou, all 402 villages resumed contact with the outside world, and electricity supplies were restored in 75 urban neighborhoods suffering power cuts due to the flood.

Chart of the Day: Latest progress in China's flood relief

Rainstorm also battered north China's Tianjin. As of August 7, a total of 80,274 people were evacuated. Among them, 76,175 people were resettled with relatives and friends, and 4,099 people were transferred to 14 relocation sites which were equipped with 118 medical workers. 

Daqing River in Tianjin is currently undergoing its worst flooding since 1963. The river is discharging 50.11 million cubic meters of water daily into the sea via the Duliujian River. So far, a total of 298 million cubic meters of floodwater has been discharged.

Chart of the Day: Latest progress in China's flood relief

A total of 18,916 people had been evacuated in Shulan City, northeast China's Jilin Province, as of August 6. Local authorities have sent 980 rescue workers, set up 21 relocation sites and restored 85 power facilities.

Shulan has experienced continuous rainy weather since August 1, although this round of rain has now ended. Water levels in reservoirs and major rivers have so far receded to the safe range.

More will be done to swiftly push floods-hit regions back on track, with efforts to repair roads and communication facilities, restore electricity and water services, ensure sufficient market supply and stable prices, and fix damaged farm fields and agricultural facilities, according to China's State Council.

The reconstruction of housing, schools, hospitals and nursing homes will be accelerated to ensure that residents stay safe and warm in the winter and that every student returns to school on time.

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