Luohu organizes emergency drills
Luohu carried out an annual drill on Aug. 7 to prepare for the arrival of the typhoon season.
A total of 250 people from 23 units and 14 rescue teams in Luohu took part in the drill, directed by Zuo Zhiliang, head of the district’s emergency management bureau.
The meteorological department has forecast that the overlapping of the typhoon and monsoon season this year will bring heavy rainfall to the district.
None of the units had been informed in advance of the disaster relief drill in order to test their ability to respond rapidly in the event of any disaster caused by heavy rains, as well as their ability to coordinate and share information with each other under emergency circumstances.
The drill simulated a scenario whereby Luohu was hit by a severe rain storm and strong winds, and the dam of the Shenzhen Reservoir was on the brink of being breached.
After receiving the alerts sent by the emergency management bureau, all major units and rescue teams in the district initiated pre-arranged plans, and reached the places where they were supposed to be within 10 minutes.
The bureau also organized nine work teams handling transportation guarantee, comprehensive rescue, medical care, epidemic prevention, public security and public facility guarantee, etc. to participate in the drill.
The activity exposed some loopholes in the disaster rescue efforts, which the relevant parties will seek to quickly resolve.
On Aug 1, Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources also organized an activity handling an emergency road surface sinking incident, which aimed to improve the efficiency of overall rescue measures.