[May 17, 2008] Phone vibrate
4:00 PM. The first generator began to generate electric power.
4:20 PM. The phone vibrated and a short message was received; we finally had signals. Secretary Wang took the phone and called the municipal Party secretary, "Longchi Town, the Party here! People also here!" Tears flowed freely.
8:00 PM. Two Nanyue villagers asked the headquarters for permission to help send supplies to resettlement areas the next day; headquarters agreed.
8:50 PM. Voices were heard in resettlement areas around Liping that rice was not being properly distributed. Secretary Wang gave strict orders that all food had to be thoroughly traced to ensure that the masses received it. Punishment would be meted out if leading cadres were found off duty. The police were authorized to intervene and efforts were strengthened during this emergency.