Sichuan continues to suffer from the heat and droughts, leading to power shortages.

Tencent newspaper on August 23 published an article titled “Dark shopping malls, subways, using generators, ice cubes to cool down, 10,000 types of anxiety after the power failure in Chongqing and Sichuan.”

The article said that as the temperature continues to rise, in the days without air conditioning, the people of Chongqing and Sichuan are suffering. The teahouse was also unbearably hot. More difficult is the life of the migrant worker, from the dark subway to the dark office, from day to night, living in the dark.

Sichuan is a large agricultural province with an area of ​​arable land of 5.227 million hectares, and it’s the harvest season. Because of the power outage, the harvester could not be used, so farmers can only cut the rice with sickles. In addition to the high temperatures of nearly 40 C (104 F), they can only take advantage of harvesting rice in the early morning or evening.

From the evening of August 19, on the main roads of Chengdu, street lights dimmed, all landscape lights were turned off, even traffic lights on some sections of the road were temporarily turned off.

There were also employees in the software park who complained that due to the power restrictions, all the air conditioners were turned off. To avoid increasing the temperature in the room, they have to open the windows and curtains, and turn on only a third of the lights, everyone works in the dark.

On the August 22, a video was posted online showed that the grapes at a vineyard in Nanchong, Sichuan, were directly sun-dried into raisins.

In the video, a man wearing a straw hat picks grapes from a vine and puts them in his mouth. However, the grapes hanging from the tree were dehydrated and withered into raisins.

He said: “In the past, only Xinjiang produced raisins, now Nanchong, Sichuan, also produce raisins.” “So sweet.”

Another man said: this type of raisin cannot be preserved or sold, but can only rot on the tree, the vineyard’s loss is about 300,000 to 400,000 yuan”, equivalent to $44,000 to $58,000.

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