On the evening of July 20, 2021, Zhengzhou Meteorological Bureau made a data sorting and summary of this extraordinarily heavy rainfall: from 16:00 to 17:00 on the 20th of Zhengzhou, the rainfall of one hour reached 201.9mm; from 20:00 on the 19th to 20:00 on the 20th, the rainfall of a single day was 552.5mm; from 20:00 on the 17th to 20:00 on the 20th, the rainfall of the three-day process was 617.1mm. where the hourly precipitation, single-day precipitation have broken the 60-year historical record since the establishment of Zhengzhou station in 1951. Zhengzhou perennial average annual rainfall of 640.8mm, equivalent to the amount of the past year under these three days.
According to the statistics, the depth of precipitation per unit area on the horizontal ground is 617.1mm, and with a total area of 7446 square kilometers in Zhengzhou for calculation, a total of 459,490,000 cubic meters of water has fallen in these three days. According to the data provided by the West Lake Scenic Spot Management Committee, the reservoir capacity of West Lake is about 14.48 million cubic meters, that is to say, the precipitation in these three days is equivalent to pouring 317 West Lakes into Zhengzhou
Nevertheless, in this storm, our government and countless ordinary and brave Henan people stepped forward to actively organize rescue and self-help at the first time, to minimize the loss of people's lives and property. The first time to reach out a hand of compatriots, is a stranger walking by the roadside, is the ordinary heroes around, the will of the people to carry together before the storm!
Under such extreme weather, last night, Zhengzhou did not have a hotel price increase instead of price reduction, there are hotels free to take shelter in the lobby, and to provide food and water; some citizens spontaneously for the storm can not return home compatriots to provide free food and shelter, Zhengzhou and a movie theater open several halls, to take in thousands of people overnight. The Chinese people are united in the face of any difficulties, helping each other to overcome and overcome them.
During the period, our general secretary Xi Jinping made important instructions: Xi Jinping stressed that the current has entered a critical period of flood control, leading cadres at all levels should always put the protection of people's lives and property safety in the first place, the first, forward command, quickly organize forces flood relief, proper placement of affected people, prevent secondary disasters, to minimize casualties and property damage. The People's Liberation Army and the Armed Police Force should actively assist local rescue and relief work. The State Defense Administration, the Ministry of Emergency Management, the Ministry of Water Resources, the Ministry of Transport to strengthen coordination, strengthen the inspection and drainage of disaster hazards, strengthen the safety of important infrastructure protection, improve the level of rainfall, typhoons, flash floods, mudslides and other early warning and forecasting, increase traffic diversion, grasp the details of the flood relief measures. Xi Jinping asked all regions and departments concerned to do a good job in flood relief work at the same time, as soon as possible to restore production and life order, and do a good job to help the affected people and health and epidemic prevention work, to prevent poverty and "disaster after a major epidemic"
On the afternoon of August 2, 2021, the tenth "Flood Prevention and Disaster Relief in Henan Province" press conference. As of 12:00 a.m. on August 2, 292 people were killed and 47 were missing in Zhengzhou. Among them were 14 people who were killed on Metro Line 5, 6 people were killed in Jingguang Road Tunnel, and 10 other people were killed.
May the departed rest in peace and the mountains and rivers be unharmed!