After the heavy rains that caused deadly flooding across China’s third-most populous province, Henan, the rain has now stopped. There is now an active search, rescue, and repair of necessities. The province was under siege by the flooding for a couple of days. However, things are now gradually returning to normal. The transportation network and other public facilities are now active again. Also, the water, electricity, and other networks are up and running.
According to China Mobile news, as of 9:00 am today, with the joint efforts of the group company to mobilize 131 support teams from some provincial companies and 255 support teams from Henan companies, China Mobile has established base station communications in key areas of Zhengzhou (including the main urban area). However, there are other areas that are still struggling to get back online.
China Mobile has deployed 48 support teams and 8 emergency communication vehicles to Xinxiang, Anyang, Hebi, and Jiaozuo in the hardest-hit cities. Communications in disaster-stricken cities are speeding up recovery. Furthermore, all the urgent purchases of communication equipment are beginning to arrive. The province is trying hard to restore the communication interruption as a result of equipment damage 25 days ago.
Henan is gradually working again
As of now, China Mobile in Henan now has 13,299 5G base stations in working conditions. The company has also fixed 257 damaged optical cables and has dispatched 6,700 vehicles. Furthermore, it has 22,400 personnel, 4,900 diesel engines, and 382 satellite phones on the ground to restore services. Furthermore, the business hall of China Mobile gives free emergency assistance to the public. It provides hot water, charging, and drying of mobile phones. As of now, it has helped over 5,000 people in total.
At the same time, the online channel opened the “user problem emergency handling” service. There is also the 616 emergency assistance service for disaster-stricken cities.
It is important to note that due to major floods in Mihe Town, Gongyi City, Zhengzhou, communications were completely cut off. China Mobile also dispatched Pterosaur drones and stayed in the air for 5 hours to provide communication guarantee for the victims. This is playing a great role in the smooth progress of local residents’ communications and disaster relief work.
As of today, the death toll due to the flooding in Henan is now at 63. This rain-induced flooding is the heaviest rainfall to hit Henan in 1,000 years. To divert surging waters, the Chinese military had to blast open an inactive dam. In addition to the 63 confirmed deaths, five people are still unaccounted for.