China-Flood/Hubei

Authorities in Hubei take flood relief measures as heavy rains persist

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Yichang City, Hubei Province, central China - June 29, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of water being discharged at Three Gorges reservoir
2. Water slamming bank

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - June 30, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. Various of flooded streets
4. Drainage vehicle working
5. Board reminding pedestrians of safety
6. Various of flooded streets
7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Xu Chao, deputy director, Water Bureau in Hongshan District (partially overlaid with shot 8):
"We have been taking emergency drainage measures since last night and it will continue for 24 hours. At present, the two drainage vehicles can pump 3000 cubic meters per hour. An emergency drainage is being carried out. We have also made an emergency rescue of submerged vehicles."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
8. Drainage vehicles in operation
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9. Resident riding rubber boat on flooded street
10. Various of workers draining water
11. Flooded street

Shiyan City, Hubei Province, central China - June 27, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Fallen tree on damaged house
13. Firefighters in rescue operation
14. Firefighter rescuing old man from damaged house
15. Various of firefighters, officials cutting trees, cleaning branches

Storyline


Local authorities in central China's Hubei Province are taking relief measures to tackle the flood season as heavy rains have battered several parts of the province, disrupting people's livelihoods.

Downpours on the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the country's longest river, have caused an increasing amount of water into the Three Gorges reservoir, located in the city of Yichang.

Authorities started releasing floodwater on Sunday morning to allow more water to drain into the reservoir, the first time to do so this year.

The speed of discharging water was up from 25,000 cubic meters per second to 35,000 cubic meters per second after two giant spillways were officially opened.

Prior to this official move, the reservoir's inflow reached a peak of 39,000 cubic meters per second and the water level was 147.51 meters, 2.51 meters higher than the limit in the rainy season.

On Sunday and Monday, heavy rains lashed the provincial city of Wuhan, with the largest rainfall within a day reaching nearly 166 millimeters.

As several roads have been severely waterlogged, the government's water bureau worked around the clock to deal with the floods.

"We have been taking emergency drainage measures since last night and it will continue for 24 hours. At present, the two drainage vehicles can pump 3000 cubic meters per hour. An emergency drainage is being carried out. We have also made an emergency rescue of submerged vehicles," said Xu Chao, deputy director of the Water Bureau of the Hongshan District.

Firefighters in the city of Shiyan rescued an elderly man on Sunday, after strong winds and heavy rainfall send a tree crashing down a house, trapping the elderly man inside.

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  • ID : 8148355
  • Published : 2020-06-30 16:08
  • Last Modified : 2020-06-30 17:03:38
  • Location : Hubei,China
  • Category : disaster and accident
  • Duration : 2'36
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3

China-Flood/Hubei

Authorities in Hubei take flood relief measures as heavy rains persist

Dateline : June 27-30, 2020

Location : Hubei,China

Duration : 2'36

  • English


Yichang City, Hubei Province, central China - June 29, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of water being discharged at Three Gorges reservoir
2. Water slamming bank

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - June 30, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. Various of flooded streets
4. Drainage vehicle working
5. Board reminding pedestrians of safety
6. Various of flooded streets
7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Xu Chao, deputy director, Water Bureau in Hongshan District (partially overlaid with shot 8):
"We have been taking emergency drainage measures since last night and it will continue for 24 hours. At present, the two drainage vehicles can pump 3000 cubic meters per hour. An emergency drainage is being carried out. We have also made an emergency rescue of submerged vehicles."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
8. Drainage vehicles in operation
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
9. Resident riding rubber boat on flooded street
10. Various of workers draining water
11. Flooded street

Shiyan City, Hubei Province, central China - June 27, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Fallen tree on damaged house
13. Firefighters in rescue operation
14. Firefighter rescuing old man from damaged house
15. Various of firefighters, officials cutting trees, cleaning branches


Local authorities in central China's Hubei Province are taking relief measures to tackle the flood season as heavy rains have battered several parts of the province, disrupting people's livelihoods.

Downpours on the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the country's longest river, have caused an increasing amount of water into the Three Gorges reservoir, located in the city of Yichang.

Authorities started releasing floodwater on Sunday morning to allow more water to drain into the reservoir, the first time to do so this year.

The speed of discharging water was up from 25,000 cubic meters per second to 35,000 cubic meters per second after two giant spillways were officially opened.

Prior to this official move, the reservoir's inflow reached a peak of 39,000 cubic meters per second and the water level was 147.51 meters, 2.51 meters higher than the limit in the rainy season.

On Sunday and Monday, heavy rains lashed the provincial city of Wuhan, with the largest rainfall within a day reaching nearly 166 millimeters.

As several roads have been severely waterlogged, the government's water bureau worked around the clock to deal with the floods.

"We have been taking emergency drainage measures since last night and it will continue for 24 hours. At present, the two drainage vehicles can pump 3000 cubic meters per hour. An emergency drainage is being carried out. We have also made an emergency rescue of submerged vehicles," said Xu Chao, deputy director of the Water Bureau of the Hongshan District.

Firefighters in the city of Shiyan rescued an elderly man on Sunday, after strong winds and heavy rainfall send a tree crashing down a house, trapping the elderly man inside.

ID : 8148355

Published : 2020-06-30 16:08

Last Modified : 2020-06-30 17:03:38

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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