Holiday makers trapped by floods with nowhere to go. Luckily, there are no deaths or injures. Nearly 2,000 tourists were trapped in the mountain tourist resort in Anji County.
Over the past few days, Typhoon floods have destroyed roads and bridges and cut off water and electricity supplies, leaving holiday makers unable to contact their families. Early Thursday morning, rescuers risked their own safety to reach the tourists staying at hotels in the area.
A rescue member said, “The tourists have been very worried and nervous. We sent a rescue team to help and reassure them.”
And they’ve done a lot more than just reassure the hotel guests. Deeper into the mountains, where rescuers could not gain access after the mudslide, the locals have been taking care of the tourists.
A tourist said, “When the mudslide hit, I felt helpless. A villager held onto me and told me not to look down. He led me to safety. I’m so grateful. I don’t know what to say.”
A hotel staff said, “The owner of my hotel has been busy all day clearing the rocks dislodged by the mudslide, and he still managed to cook for us. He’s so kind. We’re so grateful.”
On Friday morning, 30 local taxis volunteered to bring the tourists down as soon as the roads had cleared. All two thousand tourists are reported to have now left the flooded areas.