Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, January 25th. Title : The temperature in many places in the south has reached a record low, and various places have launched emergency responses to ensure production and life.
Xinhua News Agency reporter
Halfway through the Spring Festival holiday, many places in southern my country experienced a significant drop in temperature on the 25th. The temperature in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changsha, Nanchang and other places hit a new low since winter. Departments of transportation and electric power in various places have taken active measures to ensure production and life.
Temperatures drop below zero in many places in the south
The reporter saw on the streets of Nanjing on the 25th that there were significantly fewer pedestrians on the road than usual, and most citizens had already put on thick down jackets or cotton-padded jackets. Many citizens use air conditioners or electric heaters for heating at home, and some use warm table mats, foot warmers, heated cushions, hand warmers…
The reporter learned from the Jiangsu Provincial Meteorological Observatory that on the 24th, strong cold air passed through Jiangsu, and the lowest temperature in the province dropped significantly. The lowest temperature in the Huaihe River and Huaibei areas was around minus 7 degrees Celsius. The Jiangsu Provincial Meteorological Observatory predicted on the 25th that most parts of the province will be frozen in the next three days, and some places will be severely frozen.
The Central Meteorological Observatory issued a forecast on the 25th. Affected by the cold wave going south, Huanghuai and the areas south of it will experience a significant drop in temperature on the 25th. The temperature drop in southern Zhejiang, central and southern Jiangxi, northern Fujian, and northern Guangdong will reach 8 to 12 degrees Celsius. The temperatures in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changsha, Nanchang and other places all hit new lows since the beginning of winter.
The temperature in most parts of Zhejiang Province dropped below zero on the 25th. As of 9:14 on the 25th, Zhejiang issued a total of 95 weather warning signals, of which Jiaxing Haining issued a low temperature red warning signal. Since the 23rd, the temperature in Fujian Province has dropped significantly due to the influence of strong cold air. The lowest temperature in most of the province has dropped by about 10 degrees Celsius. The extreme minimum temperature in the process appeared around the 25th. The minimum temperature in Shaoguan, Guangdong fell to below zero on the 25th. From the 24th to the 25th in Hunan Province, the local minimum temperature was as low as minus 3 degrees Celsius, and Changde, Yiyang, Changsha, Loudi, Hengyang, Yongzhou, Chenzhou and other places experienced gale force 7.
All localities make every effort to ensure the use of electricity and water supply to ensure sufficient supply of “vegetable baskets”
In order to cope with the low temperature and severe cold weather, the water supply and electric power departments in various places are fully guaranteed to avoid freezing water and power cuts in some areas, which will affect the normal production of enterprises and the daily life of the people.
In Jiangxi, Xingguo County, Shanggao County, Suichuan County, Ningdu County and other counties have issued yellow frost warning signals, and the power supply department has strengthened inspections and repairs to ensure electricity consumption during the Spring Festival. The mountainous area of Suichuan County, located on the border of Hunan and Jiangxi, accounts for about 77.7% of the county’s total area. Among them, the power lines of several villages with an altitude of nearly 1,000 meters such as Daijiapu Township Qianmo Village and Shahu Village have recently been covered with ice. The State Grid Suichuan County Power Supply Company immediately dispatched three emergency repair teams to the front line in the severe cold.
“We have 163 teams and 1311 personnel on emergency duty in the territory, and the power supply station is also equipped with emergency repair materials to ensure that personnel can arrive at the scene for emergency power generation in the shortest possible time, so that the masses can celebrate the Spring Festival brightly.” State Grid Ji’an Power Supply Company Security He Yongqiang, deputy director of the Ministry of Supervision, said.
The temperature in Shanghai has entered below zero, and the water supply industry has turned on the antifreeze mode. The reporter learned from the Shanghai Municipal Water Affairs Bureau that the city has 1,410 emergency repair personnel for the water supply network and 431 emergency repair personnel for the secondary water supply network. Sufficient repair accessories and related materials have been reserved. At the same time, the water supply hotlines further improved work order access capabilities and disposal efficiency, and responded to emergency work in their respective protection areas in a timely manner.
Ensuring sufficient supply of the “vegetable basket” is the top priority of all localities. Han Wensheng, a major grower at Qiandu Agricultural Vegetable Planting Base in Luojiang Town, Miluo City, Hunan Province, said that as the temperature drops, growers are taking heat preservation measures to prevent red peppers and other vegetables from frostbite. “We have recently supplied more than 600,000 catties of red peppers to the local market. During the Spring Festival, we have arranged special personnel to be responsible for picking, packaging, and transporting them to the market in a timely manner.”
Start emergency response to ensure public travel and transportation safety
Under the new round of cooling weather, in the face of multiple pressures such as the substantial increase in passenger flow during the Spring Festival travel season and the increase in hidden dangers of safety production, all localities have prepared in advance to strengthen traffic security.
In Hangzhou, the urban management department launched emergency protection against snow and frost, and strengthened front-line inspections and inspections in municipal, sanitation, water facilities and river channels; The emergency snow removal team also reserves more than 600,000 straw mats in advance to prevent people from traveling in rainy and snowy weather.
The Renxin Section of the Wuhan (Han) Shenzhen (Shenzhen) Expressway in Hunan adopts an intelligent temperature monitoring system to implement all-weather monitoring of three key road sections that may freeze, including the boundary point of Guangdong and Hunan Provinces, the Siqian Super Bridge, and the northbound entrance of Qingyunshan Tunnel. , Full-time temperature monitoring.
The cold wave and windy weather have adverse effects on the navigation operations of ships at sea. The Fujian Provincial Meteorological Bureau predicts that around the 25th, northeasterly winds of magnitude 7 to 8 and gusts of magnitude 9 will appear in most coastal areas, and strong winds of magnitude 9 and gusts of magnitude 10 will appear in some sea areas of the Taiwan Strait. Maritime departments in Xiamen, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, Putian and other places started the yellow early warning response to strong winds at sea on the 23rd, strengthened emergency duty and emergency standby, carried out early warning and pre-control in a timely manner, managed the order of anchored ships, and reminded and urged ships to drive carefully and make reasonable adjustments Sailing plans, etc., to ensure the safety and stability of Fujian’s maritime transportation during the Spring Festival and Spring Festival.
On the morning of the 25th, more than 30 ships docked at the safe harbor in Hongqiao Town, Changxing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Affected by the cold air, the port and shipping departments of Huzhou, Changxing, Suzhou, Wuxi and other places cooperated to implement a comprehensive closure of Taihu Lake, prohibiting ships from entering Taihu Lake, and ensuring the safety of ships.