According to CCP official media reports, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province issued a red flood warning at 5:27 on June 22: Affected by heavy rainfall and upstream water, it is expected that in the next 18 hours, the river reach of Xiaoshuidao County will exceed 172 meters ( It is expected that the Xiaoshui River in Daoxian County will reach a peak water level of 174 meters at around 19:00 on the evening of the 22nd; the river section of Fenghe Jiangma Town will have a flood of 325.16 meters that exceeds the highest recorded water level in history. Seven stations in Yongzhou exceeded the alarm, and the Fenghe River in Huama Township reached a flood that exceeded the highest recorded water level in history, and the water level is still rising.
However, the official announcement made no mention of the opening of the full gates of the Chentianhe Reservoir in Jianghua County to release floodwater, only saying that “water is coming from upstream”.
Residents of Jianghua County reported that this time the government opened the entire gates of the Chentianhe Reservoir to release the flood without warning on the night of the 21st, and the people were suddenly flooded without knowing it. Refuge on top:
“My home is at the junction of Zhishan Community and Dongqing Village. Yesterday evening on the 21st, the Shuntianhe Reservoir was released, which has led to the flooding of the first floor of my dilapidated house. The water level is still rising at 9:30. Regarding the notification of this severe flood, my family of 6 can only wait upstairs for the situation.”
“I haven’t received an evacuation notice from the street about the flood until this morning when the water submerged the furniture on the first floor. It is located at the border between the town and the village. I can’t control it. Now there is no follow-up to the rescue call.”
“It rained heavily on the evening of the 21st, and the flood suddenly came at five or six in the morning on the 22nd.”
Local residents reported that because the people did not have time to respond, the goods of shops along the street were washed out by the flood and floated in the water, and some residents were standing in the waist-deep water for emergency rescue, which was very critical. Some business owners said that the containers and the goods were washed away, causing great losses. Some residents’ homes were flooded, and household appliances and furniture were soaked in water.
Photos provided by local netizens showed that the entire town was immersed in water more than 2 meters deep, and the goods in supermarkets and shops were washed out by the flood and floated down the river.
The flood has reached the second floor and the water level is still rising.
Residents were forced to the second floor by the floodwaters and watched their houses flooded from the rooftop of the second floor.
Netizens also photographed the scene of the Chentianhe Reservoir in Jianghua County opening its gates to release floodwater.
A video posted by netizens shows that on June 22, the 11th hole of the Chentianhe Reservoir in Jianghua County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province was fully opened for flood discharge, causing severe flooding downstream, and the entire county town and villages and towns along the river were flooded. Some houses could not withstand the violent impact of the flood and collapsed; the supermarket goods were washed out by the flood and floated along the water; one after another holiday houses were flooded and collapsed.
The bungalow was flooded, and only the roof was visible. There is an ocean all around. Residents can only helplessly look at the “foreign” and sigh.