Continuous heavy rains in many parts of Henan have caused severe floods, which have killed at least 33 people. Follow-up relief work is currently underway. In this rescue and relief work, a large number of domestic high-tech equipment appeared on the scene. The most widely discussed disaster response UAV system flew over the villages and towns that have interrupted the network, temporarily replacing the function of the station, allowing residents in the disaster area to maintain communication with the outside world.
Mihe Town, Gongyi City, Zhengzhou is located at the confluence of two rivers. The town area was inundated by floods over the river embankment, a large number of roads were damaged, houses were flooded, and vehicles were flooded. More than 20,000 people were affected and urgently needed rescue. Communication in Mihe Town was once blocked. On July 21, the Pterosaur-2H disaster-relief UAV carried out a five to six-hour reconnaissance and relay mission over Henan to provide external communication services for the people affected by the disaster.
The people of Mihe Town received such a text message: “The folks of Mihe Town, communication was interrupted due to heavy rain. The Emergency Management Department urgently dispatched a pterosaur drone to reach the sky above your town, which can temporarily restore China Mobile’s public network communications. Drones are limited in the air time, and the public network recovery time is only five hours. Please report the situation and contact your family as soon as possible. Good luck!