According to the Changjiang cloud client, on May 15, 2021, Wuhan held a press conference on the handling of recent severe convective weather and answered questions from reporters. It is reported that the tornado has killed 8 people and injured 230.
At 20:39 on May 14, an ef2 (corresponding wind speed of 49-60 M / s) tornado broke out in Zhashan District of Caidian District and Junshan District of Wuhan Economic Development Zone, causing damage to some village houses, breaking a large number of trees and collapsing some sheds. After receiving the report, the working group of the provincial emergency management department and the provincial fire brigade immediately went to the scene to guide the rescue, deployed the rescue work overnight, required accurate research and judgment, found out the scene situation, made every effort to search and rescue the lost personnel, strengthened the treatment of the wounded, strictly prevented secondary accidents, and ensured the safety of rescuers.
After the disaster occurred, the provincial emergency department connected with the dispatching department to discuss and judge the situation in a timely manner. Under the early warning, the provincial emergency office issued an emergency notice overnight, requiring to do a good job in the prevention and response of heavy rain weather, and sent a working group to the scene to guide the rescue and disposal work.
In addition, the emergency management bureaus of Jingzhou City, Enshi Prefecture and Xiantao City reported through the disaster reporting system that as of 8:00 on May 15, the rainfall and severe convective weather process since May 13 caused floods and hail disasters, which affected 38000 people in three counties (cities) of Jingzhou City and Xiantao City, and relocated 4 people in emergency; The affected area of crops is 207000 hectares; Four houses collapsed due to the disaster and 98 were damaged to varying degrees; The direct economic loss was 11.698 million yuan. Eight people from two households were transferred safely in Enshi Prefecture. Other disasters are under further verification.
During the day from the 15th to the 16th, affected by the high-altitude fluctuation and the shear line in the middle and low levels, there was obvious precipitation in our province. There were short-term heavy precipitation in some areas of the province, thunderstorm, gale, hail and other severe convective weather in some areas. From the evening of the 15th to the daytime of the 16th, northerly gales with average wind force of 4-5 and gust of 6-8 will appear in most areas of the province.
The provincial emergency department requires local emergency departments to strengthen meteorological research and judgment, strengthen short-term and imminent warning; Strengthen risk investigation under extreme weather conditions, especially stop outdoor operation immediately; Do a good job in the treatment of the wounded and the resettlement of the affected people; Strengthen emergency duty and emergency preparedness, and do a good job in front of rescue forces.