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Zhouqu: Power available, water still needed

08-11-2010 08:28 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Locals in Zhouqu County are undergoing massive reconstruction efforts on infrastructure projects.

Part of Zhouqu County's transportation is back to normal. Rescue workers dredged the roads and streets which have been blocked for 3 days.

The roads are still bumpy, however good enough for the transportation of people and vehicles. Rescue workers are still working on other problems.

Since the roads were cleared, many shops in the County have been back to business. Emergency aid packages were more easily transported and distributed to survivors, including drinking water, food, makeshift tents and medical services. More supplies are on the way.

However, water is a big problem. Basically, only drinking water for survivors can be provided. The need for citizens to bathe and wash clothes can not be met. The Local authority is taking measures, trying to solve the problem within 20 days. They are planning to dig wells, dispatch water supply vehicles, and set up water supply stations for emergency use.

At settlement centers, medical services are improving as more aid materials, rescue items, medicine, and most importantly more doctors arrive. Professional psychological support will soon ensue.

So far, most of the power supply in the County is back on. In areas without power, relief workers are making it a priority to repair the electricity. They are working day and night, 24 hours non-stop to ensure power will be restored soon.

Soldiers restore the road in the landslides-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 10, 2010. After two days' working, the rescuers resumed the traffic to the downtown of Zhouqu County. (Xinhua/Pi Feng)
Soldiers restore the road in the landslides-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan 
Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 10, 2010. After 
two days' working, the rescuers resumed the traffic to the downtown of Zhouqu County. 
(Xinhua/Pi Feng)

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