[Epoch Times, July 13, 2021](The Epoch Times reporter Hong Ning interviewed and reported) In recent days, Sichuan Province suffered heavy rains, which caused flooding, flash floods, flooded houses, and collapsed bridges. Among them, Dazhou City was seriously affected. At present, the floods in Guanzi Town have gradually receded, but people returned home and found that all their belongings were washed away, and food and drinking water were difficult.
The town was flooded with rapid torrents
The Epoch Times reporter learned from Chiayi (a pseudonym) a resident of Guzi Town, Dachuan District, Dazhou City, Sichuan Province that a mountain flood suddenly broke out at two or three o’clock in the morning on the 11th. The water came fast and fiercely, and the sleeping villagers rushed to flee for their lives.
The residents were not notified in advance, “I didn’t expect that the water would rise so much. Someone noticed it first, and they informed each other. The villagers helped each other to escape.” Chiayi said.
The street where Chiayi’s family is located is on the edge of the river. Due to the rapid flash floods, the entire town was flooded and the bridges were all washed down. The power was cut off for the first two days, but it was restored today (July 13).
The continuous heavy rains affected the operation of some sections along the Xiangyu Railway, Dawan Railway and Dacheng Railway. According to the “Dazhou release” news, a mountain body along the railway in Dazhou has collapsed geological disasters, and several trains in Dazhou have been temporarily suspended.
Chiayi said that people who work outside cannot come back if they want to return to their hometown for support.
Residents: serious losses and difficulties
“The loss was serious. The first floor of the building was basically flooded, and all the family’s belongings were washed away.” Chiayi said that his family ran a small shop, but all the goods were washed away, and nothing to eat and drink was left. , All have to be reset, and other people do the same.
At present, although the flood has gradually receded, the villagers are in trouble.
Chiayi said that the villagers are now facing many difficulties and can only use instant noodles and mineral water to satisfy their hunger. “The government only provides instant noodles, and the water is also externally transferred. Other domestic water is useless, which is very inconvenient.”
Shipping is blocked
According to Lu media reports, since July 9th, Sichuan Province has experienced heavy rains, from local to heavy rains, causing major floods in the Qujiang River, directly affecting 16 rivers including the main stream of the Qujiang River and its tributaries and Liujiang Rivers20 An over-alert water level flood occurred at the station.
On the 11th, affected by heavy rainfall in the upper reaches of the Qujiang River, floods occurred in the mainstream of the Qujiang and Bahe Rivers. The water levels of many rivers in Guang’an, Sichuan soared, and floods poured into the streets.
On the 12th, several ships in the Dazhou and Bazhong areas of the upper reaches of the Qujiang River went out of control and entered Guang’an District, Guang’an City. They hit the Qujiang Kuige Bridge, and then a ship got stuck at the Luodu Fuliutan Hydropower Station in Yuechi County.
In addition to Dazhou City, the disaster situation in Bazhong City was also more serious. 80% of the Baiyi Ancient Town in Pingchang County was flooded, reaching up to two floors of buildings, and 8,000 people were forced to evacuate.
On July 12, the official source of Sichuan Province stated that the current round of heavy rainfall in Sichuan Province had ended, and the emergency response to flood control was adjusted to Level IV.
As of 12:00 on the 12th, heavy rainfall has caused a total of 833,000 people in 34 counties in 8 cities (prefectures) of Dazhou, Bazhong, Mianyang, Deyang, Nanchong, Guangyuan, Aba and Ganzi. Among them, 230,000 hectares of crops were damaged in Pakistan and China, with no harvest of 7 million hectares, and a direct economic loss of 2.88 billion yuan.
As of press time, there is no latest report on disaster statistics.
Editor in charge: Gao Jing #