2018-07-11 11:00:00 / Central Emergency Operations Center
The center of the typhoon, Maria, was situated on the sea about 30 km of north north east side from Matzu at 8 a.m. today and it is getting toward to west north west direction at a hour speed of 30; it was weaker over the past 3 hours with slightly smaller circle; the wind and rain remains in Matzu and its storm circle has departed from Changhua, Taichung, Nantou, Yilang and Hualien.
Indicated from the statistics as of 8 a.m. on the 11th of the Central Disaster Respond Center, a total of 2 persons injuried. There were a total of 47,420 houses with power failure, wherein 29,363 of them were fixed and 18,057 of them awaited service; a total of 3,430 people were evacuated preventively and 959 people were placed in the shelters. The Council of Agriculture (COA) remains posting 8 red flags of earth and stone flow, which are distributed in 1 county, 2 townships and 2 villages, while 386 yellow flags distributed in 8 counties, 17 townships and 127 villages. On the aspect of transportation, Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) remains regular operation today, while Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC has restored west and east lines back to normal since 6 a.m. today upon PASS in the checks based on consideration of safety.
The Commander to the 6th Work Report of Central Disaster Respond Center, the Minister Yeh, has requested every department and commission to keep being alert and reinforce the following preparatory and organized mission on typhoon prevention:
I. The Disaster Respond Center of Lienchiang Government was requested to keep reinforcing checks and surveys for disaster situations, process of reporting; the Central Disaster Respond Center shall be notified immediately in case of any cases of injury or death.
II. Rainfall has been centralized mainly in the regions including Miaoli and the Northern Hsinchu; although regional rainfall has alleviated, we still have to keep mastering the situations like local flood, earth and stone flow, and hillside disaster.
III. The Water & Electricity Livehood Team of the Central Disaster Respond Center was requested to give urgent service on the facilities including but not limited to electricity, tap water and telecommunication depending on the condition of wind and rain; besides, emergent service technicians also were requested to pay more attention to their own safety.
IV. A number of roads remain closure as preventive measures throughout Taiwan and out-of-service remains in railways till now; the Transportation Engineering Team is requested to keep posting latest news regarding to roadside block, marine and airway stop (resume) for public earlier response.
V. There are still many people throughout counties and cities staying at the shelters, hence, the Shelter & Placement Team was requested to keep supervising sheltering and placement operation for the public, making them feel comfort and don’t make them home until their residence is assured as safe.
The storm circle of the typhoon is leaving Taiwan gradually, but, Lienchiang County remains in the range of being affected, requiring protection from the disaster by strong wind. Although typhoon is leaving gradually, long wave remains its effect in the coastal Northern Taiwan (Keelung city and New Taipei City) that public shall avoid moving to sea areas. The weather comes steady in the daytime today and people who live in the mountains and were evacuated have to check the routes back home and keep safe while staying at home.
For any dynamic news about the typhoon and disasters, please browse the Website of Disaster Information (www.emic.gov.tw/) and the fan pages on the Facebook of National Fire Agency, the Ministry of the Interior (www.facebook.com/NFA999/). (Composed by: Lung, Chia-Yu, Phone: 02-81966100).