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Record snowstorms affect 58,000 agricultural facilities in NE China’s Liaoning
Published: Nov 11, 2021 06:20 PM


Shenyang in Northeast China's Liaoning Province is covered in thick snow on November 8, 2021 after a heavy snowstorm. Photo: IC

Shenyang in Northeast China's Liaoning Province is covered in thick snow on November 8, 2021 after a heavy snowstorm. Photo: IC





Northeast China's Liaoning is in an all-out effort to minimize the damage on its agricultural facilities left by the lingering record-breaking snowstorms. 

Liaoning announced self-help measures including repairing or preparing the frames and mulch films of the greenhouses within 15 days, as at least more than 58,000 agricultural facilities in the cropland of 370 million square meters were stricken by the blizzard from Sunday to Tuesday.

It also requires sufficient electricity and coal supply for the drying equipment to prevent the harvested grain from mildewing. For people suffering from economic loss and poverty brought by the disaster, local governments must subsidize them through poverty-preventing insurance.

A total of 4,836 livestock farms were affected. Liaoning emphasized the collection and proper treatment of the dead animals.

Liaoning has recently witnessed extremely heavy snowstorm, rainfall, cold wave and strong wind. The blizzard has broken the highest snowfall record since 1951. 

Sweeping across the country, the powerful cold wave has already resulted in a total of 27 red alerts for heavy blizzards, the highest warning level in China's meteorological system, in four provincial-level regions including North China's Inner Mongolia and Northeast China's Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces. 

Last week, one person died and another 5,609 people were affected during the heavy snowstorm in Tongliao, a city in North China's Inner Mongolia.

Global Times
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