Some 1,500 firefighters have been
dispatched to east China's Anhui Province to support the anti-flood
fight, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Monday.
firefighters, gathered from different provincial-level regions, rushed
to the front in areas including Wuhu and Chuzhou of the province, the
Since the start of
the flood season, the country's firefighting and rescue teams have
participated in 7,961 rescue and flood-relief missions, with about
122,000 people stranded in floods rescued or evacuated.
total number of firefighters sent to the flood-relief front stood at
about 95,700, while trips made by fire trucks and boats were about
13,800 and 8,273 respectively, the ministry said.
Friday's data showed that heavy rain had disrupted the lives of more than 3.06 million people in Anhui Province.
downpours, which started on July 2, affected 11 cities and 65
county-level administrations in the province, leading to the evacuation
of some 585,100 people and a direct economic loss of nearly 12.15
billion yuan (about 1.74 billion U.S. dollars), as of 11 a.m. on Friday,
the provincial disaster-reduction and relief committee office said.