Female Villagers Assist on Flooding Front-line in E China

July 5, 2017
By Yao GaigaiEditor: Alice Shang

Locals and officials in Lanxi, east China's Zhejiang Province, dedicated themselves to providing flood relief after their town was battered by continuous torrential rain in the past week.

The local flood control agency said the crisis required the top level of emergency response.

Meanwhile, the first batch of affected residents was transferred to safe places.

Having received the flood warning, Zhao Liping, Party secretary of Jin Zhongling community, rushed to the frontline and led local disaster relief efforts.

Throughout the early hours of the morning, she checked dilapidated buildings in the rain, getting completely soaked.

Zhoushang Village in Lanxi was one of the most severely flooded areas. It posed a great challenge to rescuers.

Wu Yuzhen, director of local Women's Representative Committee, stuck to fighting the flood for three days and three nights.

Washed by rain, roads and streets became uneven. Wu led local women to dredge surfaces during the daytime. At nights, she checked potential risks at camps for displaced people.

As affected residents were fighting to save their hometown, local women's federation initiated citizens from every level to lend a hand, recruiting many kind-hearted people.

Local female officials provided food and resting places for relief workers. Some women volunteered to go on patrols at nights.

In addition, the local Female Entrepreneurs Association donated pillows and food for those affected.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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