"Dear director, in the process of the snowy and icy weather, at present part of the mountain area was covered with more than 20 centimeters of thick snows and there are also some disasters in several places."
"OK. Immediately start the level-two emergency response to freezing and snowy disaster in Lishui,” the commander sent out the instruction.
On the afternoon of June 8th, Lishui Emergency Defense Rehearsal for Meteorological Disaster was carried out orderly in the Municipal Meteorological Disaster Headquarter. The General Commander (Vice Mayor) Wang Xiaorong, the Deputy General Commander(the director of the Municipal Weather Bureau) Zheng Jianfei, representatives from Municipal Emergency Office, all relevant departments, Communication Operators and from the public participated in the rehearsal.
The rehearsal was carried out focusing on two programs, namely the emergency response to freezing and snowy disaster and the emergency response to the strong convective weather, and the emergency defense headquarter deployed the preparation work for emergency defense according to the weather. All the departments started the corresponding emergency defense plan according to the command of the emergency response; all the departments responded to the command and cooperated well, and reported the situation of the disaster disposal work to the headquarter timely.
This rehearsal was based on the Zhejiang Meteorological Disaster Regulation, and showed the function of weather as ‘a message tree’ and ‘a starting gun’. It has enhanced the ability and efficiency of Lishui to deal with meteorological disasters, and strengthened the cooperation between departments. The content of the rehearsal was detailed and comprehensive and the prcess of the rehearsal is practical, which fully complied with the principles of meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation, that is, human-centered, scientific defense, cooperation between departments and participation from the whole society.
Vice mayor Wang Xiaorong praised this rehearsal as a very professional and fully prepared exercise. He required that all departments should learn once again and get familiar with all the emergency response plans, so that when there is a real disaster, we can response in a calm and scientific way (Municipal Weather Bureau).