2018-09-15 19:45:00 / Central Emergency Operations Center
Typhoon MANGKHUT Central Disaster Response CenterPresss Release September 15, 2018
The Effect of Typhoon’s Peripheral circulation becomes stronger; people shall be on guard
The central of typhoon is located on the sea of South South-West Hengtsun, moving toward west-northwest side and has entered into the South Sea through the northern land of Lusong Island, Philippine at 9 o’clock today (15th). Determined from the latest information, the intensity of the typhoon Mangkhut has weakened to be moderate one, but, its phipheral circulation keeps its effect that that any and all vessels or boats routing on the sea of Southerneast Taiwan, the Bashi Channel, and on the sea of Dongsha Island as well as the southern Taiwan Strait are requested to be alert strictly and fulfill preparation for prevention to the largest extent. In addition, long waves have been visible around coastal areas near Taiwan and outlying islands, while the accumulated rainfall in Hualien, Taitung, Hengtsun Island and mountains of Pingtung may reach the level of heavy rain that people shall be precautious about the earth-rock flow and flooding in low-lying areas and avoid climbing, playing at beach and going for seaside activities.
The Deputy Commander has requested every unit to be highly cautious, alert to and face any new situation actively. Each level of government is reminded of being prepared for operation of disaster prevention in advance, being alert and embodying a variety of anti-typhoon countermeasures. Please refer to the suggestions as follows:
The site of Nangtou where the Swimming over Sun Moon Lake Event was taken place has ever happened with an accident of people hurt by tents due to excessively huge instant gust. As a result that the Central Weather Bureau has kept issuing Special News of Land Strong Wind, hence, the Disaster Information Monitoring Team is requested to implement reinforcing field arrangement of protective devices for local governments that host large-scale event, in particular, Matzu’s Triathlon that will take place tomorrow (16th), wherein people shall be reminded of coastal road’s probability of invasion by wave especially and the plan shall be adjusted from time to time that safety protection of participants shall take as top priority.
We have issued earth-rock flow yellow flags in Taitung County, Hualien County and Pingtung County. Indicated from the information of Central Weather Bureau, the rainfall remains accumulating in the aforementioned regions that the Evacuation & Placement Team is requested to keep mastering the latest state of rain, supervising local governments to implement preventive evacuation work.
The Traffic Engineering Team is requested to reinforce disaster-vulnerable roadside warning measures and perform preventive sealing and control jobs appropriately. In addition, it is also requested to advocate latest news about suspension of some sea/air services through multiple channels to the public appropriately.
The Press Release Team is requested to advocate message regarding to avoiding, playing at beach and going for seaside activity during the strong-wind-report-released period through community network, radio broadcast, printed and E-news and other channels. The Search & Rescue Team is requested to keep urging local government to delimit warning areas to maintain safety.Please refer to E-disaster Information Website (www.emic.gov.tw/) and Fans of FB page on the National Fire Service, Ministry of the Interior (www.facebook.com/NFA999/) for any latest news about the typhoon and disaster. (Composed by: Lung, Chia-Yu, TEL: 02-81966100).