PAP troops, militias conduct disaster relief operations in affected areas of Hunan

BEIJING, July 5 -- Due to continuous heavy rainfall, the water levels of multiple rivers in central China's Hunan Province have exceeded the alert marks, endangering river embankments and causing secondary disasters such as urban waterlogging and landslides in some areas.

On July 1, the Chinese People's Armed Police (PAP) Force Hunan Corps dispatched approximately 300 troops and deployed nearly 40 vehicles for disaster relief operations. Equipped with hundreds of rescue equipment and materials, including rescue boats and rowing boats, the PAP service members fully engaged in tasks such as rescuing trapped residents, transferring supplies, and restoring road traffic in places like Yueyang City, Pingjiang County, Anhua County and Changsha County.

From 8:00 a.m. on June 18 to 8:00 p.m. on July 1, Pingjiang County in Yueyang City experienced its most prolonged, most intense, and heaviest rainfall on record. Due to the heavy downpour, water levels in some areas have nearly reached the second floor of houses, with water and electricity supply being cut off and some houses at risk of collapse. Militiamen rushed to the affected locations to assist in evacuating residents.

Zhang Huan, a stranded resident in Yueyang expressed her thanks to the PAP troops and militiamen for saving her and her child.

Source:China Military Online