A new round of heavy plum rains is coming in Zhejiang. According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, in the next two or three days, due to the influence of the Meiyu belt, there will be heavy rainfall from north to south in our province, with heavy storms and local downpours in some areas. During the period from June 28 to July 1, heavy rainfall was mainly concentrated in the central and southern regions of Zhejiang.
“Unlike the previous round, this time the rain covers a wider area and lasts a longer time, with heavier accumulated precipitation and stronger local rainfall,” said an expert from the Provincial Meteorological Department. As the rainfall is relatively concentrated, attention should be paid to prevent secondary disasters such as mountain torrents, landslides, mudslides, and urban and rural waterlogging. At the same time, with slippery roads, high humidity and low visibility, it may also have adverse effects on traffic.
Alerts are sounded in many places simultaneously. On the evening of the 27th, the reporter saw orange, yellow, and blue warnings simultaneously on the mountain torrent disaster map issued by the Provincial Hydrological Management Center. It is predicted that from 20: 00 on June 27 to 20: 00 on June 28, Chun’an County, Jiande City, Wencheng County, Taishun County, Wuyi County, Lanxi City, Kecheng District, Changshan County, Kaihua County, Liandu District , Qingtian County, Qingyuan County, and Jingning She Autonomous County have a possibility of flash flood disaster (blue warning), Wucheng District, Qujiang District, Longyou County, Songyang County, and Yunhe County have a greater possibility (yellow warning), and Jiangshan City, Suichang County, and Longquan City have an even greater possibility (orange warning).
In addition, the Provincial Department of Natural Resources also issued high-risk warnings in many places. From 18:00 on June 27 to 18:00 on June 28, some areas have high meteorological risks for geological disasters (orange warning), including Quzhou (Jiangshan City) and Lishui City (Suichang County, Longquan City); other areas have even higher meteorological risks of geological disasters (yellow warning), including Ningbo City (Haishu District, Jiangbei District, Yuyao City, Cixi City), Wenzhou City (Wencheng County, Taishun County), Jinhua City (Wucheng District, Wuyi County), Quzhou City (Kecheng District, Qujiang District, Changshan County, Kaihua County, Longyou County), and Lishui City (Liandu District, Qingtian County, Jinyun County, Songyang County, Yunhe County, Qingyuan County, Jingning She Autonomous County).
The Provincial Headquarters for Flood Prevention requires all local authorities to focus on the prevention of mountain torrents and geological disasters, and issue short-term forecasts and warnings on a rolling basis. Local officials in charge of flood control must be on alert to perform due inspections and issue early warnings, especially in central and southern Zhejiang where the rainfall areas overlap, including Lin’an, Jiande, Chun’an, Tonglu, and Yuhang of Hangzhou, Anji and Deqing of Huzhou, Kecheng, Qujiang, Jiangshan, Longyou, Kaihua, and Changshan of Quzhou.