Residents Living in Peace After Flood Peak in Changsha
At 3:00 p.m. on June 3, cadres, residents and volunteers are busy reinforcing sub-embankment and inspecting leakage points on the east bank of Xiangjiang River. The traffic on Xiangjiang Road runs smoothly, and residents live and work in peace as usual. (Changsha Evening News/Li Feng)
The section of Xiangjiang River in Changsha met its highest flood peak level in the wee hours of the morning on June 3. However, residents live and work in peace, and the city proper is in good order, presenting an unruffled picture of Changsha City.
Reporter notices that the people’s daily life is not much affected by such a torrential flood. There is still bustling in Wuyi Square shopping district; business in Pozi Street is flourishing as usual; varieties of vegetables sell good at stable prices in farmers market.
A temporary flood control and disaster relief team with 385 professionals, according to a responsible person from Changsha Rail Transit Group, is set up by Changsha subway group with the role of integrated coordination and directing. The company's leading members hurried to the first line for guarding against the torrential flood. Each responsible person of the departments or affiliates was on duty on the scene around the clock, and adequate supplies for flood control and disaster relief were on stock in every station. Currently, the operation of subway lines 1 and 2 is basically normal, only Orange Isle Station, Xiangjiang Road Station, Guangda Station temporarily stopped service. "We have taken a series of measures to ensure the safe operation of the subway, so the public can rest assured.”
"Our residents nearby can really rest assured although the flood level is higher than that in 1998." 62-year-old Guo Zhiming, who lives near the Xiangjiang River for the greater part of his life, has survived many floods. He says that a heavy dose of reassurance for the residents nearby has been provided because of the effective flood control and prevention work, and they did not worry that the house would be ruined by the flood. "The flood control work is clearly well-organized with good facilities and sufficient staff.”
By Han Xu