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Joint Efforts in Zhejiang to Battle against Snow Storm
2018-01-31 09:25:33

Due to freezing temperature and continuous rain and snowfalls, some areas in Zhejiang province have suffered in production and daily life. Che Jun, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, made instructions on how to deal with the prevention work. On the evening of January 28, he made further demands at the fourth meeting of the presidium of the first provincial congress of the 13th NPC, stressing that relevant departments at all levels should conscientiously do their work on ice and snow removal and ensure people’s normal production and life.
Che Jun also sent greetings to those combating snow in the front line. He pointed out that confronted by low-temperature and continuous rain and snow, all localities and departments should take the initiative to respond efficiently to ensure that people’s normal production, daily life and social order are stable. At present, the warning against snow and ice has not yet been lifted. We will continue to work on emergency and disaster prevention and strive to minimize the adverse impact caused by the freezing weather.
Yuan Jiajun, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Governor, demanded that all localities should take effective measures in a timely manner so as to earnestly carry out safety and disaster prevention and mitigation work in the freezing weather. Relevant departments should strengthen forecasting as well as timely and accurate release of relevant information.
On January 24, the province has seen continuous low temperature and severe weather. Throughout the province, departments of transportation, construction, agriculture, forestry, electricity and others go all out and respond actively. The vast majority of party members and cadres take the lead in removing snow in streets, visiting villages, households and companies to inspect potential hazards. The province’s transportation system has organized more than 40,000 people to form emergency rescue teams, and agriculture and forestry departments actively organize peasants to carry out production self-help. State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power has spared no effort in emergency repair work. Up to now, the province’s markets have adequate and stable supply of daily necessities.
As of 10 p.m. on the evening of January 28 at the time of reporting, the province announced a total of more than 50 warnings of ice of different levels, among which the ones in Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Huzhou remain the orange-level warning. According to the weather forecast released by the Provincial Meteorological Department, on the 29th and the 30th, there is still freezing or severe freezing in northern Zhejiang. General Offices of provincial Party Committee and Government recently issued an urgent call to all cities and units to stay in the emergency response status for the severe weather.


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