Civil Affairs

Heavy snowfalls have caused a national disaster in China more than 50 years the country has not experienced such weather, and for the first 135 years of meteorological observations in China has been declared one of the highest levels of threat of disaster. That's what led ongoing for two weeks heavy snow, struck the Celestial Kingdom. Snowfall paralyzed the life in China, most areas of the country disrupted transport links, there are problems with the supply of food, millions of people across the country were trapped in train stations and airports because of canceled flights. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the actions of the elements affected over 78 million people. Direct economic losses from the sharp fall temperature and snowfall continued in some areas of China amounted to over $ 7.5 billion (as of February 1).

In central China snowfall caused enormous damage to agriculture. The struggle with the elements in China took the dimensions of a national scale: the clearing of streets and roads designed military, students, civic volunteers. Complicating the situation in China and that the blow came on the eve of the elements of the main holiday of the country – New Year on the lunar calendar. As the Chinese year tradition during the Christmas holidays visiting his 'small home' and family members. Thus, the heavy snowfalls and frosts that befell on China – is not only natural disaster, but a challenge to tradition, the basics of Chinese life. Meanwhile, predictions of weather forecasters in China are disappointing – their data Celestial soon expect a new wave of snow. .