Hengshui in North China’s Hebei province carried out an emergency drill to practice dealing with floods and emergency rescues at the north bank of Hutuo River at the end of July, as part of a move to prepare for the coming flood season.
The drill was targeted at the potential risks from flooding, including landslides and burst pipes. A total of 340 soldiers and government officials in charge of dealing with floods participated in the drill in the form of emergency rescue teams.
The north bank of Hutuo River is a key flood prevention facility in Hengshui, and plays an important role in securing the safety of the city, said Yang Shikun, vice-mayor of Hengshui.
As well as the drill, Hengshui will strengthen monitoring of the city’s flood prevention facilities and changing weather patterns. The city aims to be able to provide residents with early warning of hazardous conditions, in order to help safeguard people’s safety and property.