Apple has committed to donating to the flood rescue and reconstruction work in Henan Province, Home of the largest iPhone Plant
On July 16, Apple's CEO stated on his Twitter site that Apple would be donating to the efforts regarding the devastating flooding across Germany, Belgium and Western Europe. Today on Tim Cook's Chinese social media site Weibo, he made a similar statement: "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the flooding across Henan province, and the first responders helping people to safety. Apple will be donating to support relief efforts. The message was first presented in Chinese followed by English as noted in the image below.
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There have been rare continuous heavy rains in Henan Province recently, especially in Zhengzhou. The city has suffered heavy rains and extremely heavy rains, with a cumulative average of 449 mm of precipitation.
According to incomplete statistics, many domestic companies have announced donations to Henan Province and Zhengzhou City beyond Apple to include Tencent, Alibaba, ByteDance, Xiaomi, Meituan, Didi, and Pinduoduo.
In a secondary report by CNBC they noted that "Apple supplier Foxconn has its largest iPhone plant in Zhengzhou. Foxconn states that the iPhone plant hasn't been hit by the massive flood."
Foxconn specifically told CNBC that it had “activated an emergency response plan for flood control measures in that location.” Foxconn's spokesperson added that "We can confirm that there has been no direct impact on our facility in that location to date and we are closely monitoring the situation and will provide any updates as appropriate."
Authorities said it rained more in an hour on Tuesday than it normally would in an average month. The result has been intense flooding in the city of more than 10 million people. Over 100,000 people have been relocated to safety, at least 25 people have died and seven are missing, according to state media reports.