Central Emergency Operation Center

Central Emergency Operation Center

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2019-08-25 08:30:00 /
Typhoon Bailu Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC)
Press Release                   August 24, 2019  20:00
Bailu did not stay long but will continue to affect Taiwan tonight
CEOC reminds everyone that DO NOT overlook the threat of wind and rain
According to the analysis data from Central Weather Bureau, typhoon has decreased its strength in the last 3 hours due to the effect of terrain and gone towards sea at places near NanZi, Kaoshiung today (24th) at 16:10. Its current center position is at the sea west northewest to Kaoshiung and it is moving in west northwest direction. The typhoon circle currently covers Eastern and Southeastern Taiwan, Penghu, Nantou, the land south to Chenghua, which poses threats to the region south to chenhua, Nantou, Hualien, Taitung, Hengchun Peninsula, Penhu and Kinmen. The wind and rain at different places is still continuing.
It is expected the strength of this typhoon will continue to decrease in the future. The coverage of typhoon circle also has the trend to become smaller. However, strong winds and long tides occurred at the costal areas of different places of Taiwan (including Lanyu and Green Island) Penghu, Kinmen and Mazhou due to the effect of typhoon and its surrounding circulation flow. Please avoid going for beach activities.
On the land aspect, the following places should be strictly prepared: Hualien, Taitung (including Lanyu and Green Island), Hengchun Peninsula, Pingtung, Kaoshiung, Tainan, Chaiyi, Yunlin, Chenghua, Nantou, Penghu and Kimen. On the sea aspect, the boats navigating and working at the sea beside Eastern Taiwan, Bashi Channel, Taiwan trait and the sea surrounding Pratas Island should be strictly prepared.
Commander and the minister of MOI, Hsu Guo-Yong, held the 6th information and work meeting today (24th) at 20:00. He stated specifically the case occurred today where 60 people in ShiShan, Hualien were stuck. In the future, the local government should be reminded to enhance the control of the controlled mountain or other alert zone; in addition, each functional group and local government should be supervised to enhance awareness after midnight. He hoped that the typhoon disaster can be reduced to the minimum. Other than making encouragement to everyone’ hard work, he also instructed several key points:
  1. Typhoon circle and its surrounding circulation flow were still considerably dangerous after midnight. News Publication Group, please continue to inform the media to call for the general public that try not to conduct unecesary outdoor activities to ensure your own safety.
  2. Ministry of the Interior should inform the local government to call up the disaster checking systems, such as civil administration, police, fire prevention, to get hold of all kinds of disasters firmly. When making estimation on disasters, assume the largest possible, especially when it is related to injuries so that all kinds of disasters may be responded and handled promptly.
  3. Water & electricity Repair Group, please supervise relevant units to get hold of the disasters firmly. Under the premise of safety of the rescuers and repairmen comes first, they should repair the electricity and communication equipment as soon as possible. In addition, for the reservoir undergoing regulatory water release currently, please continue to enhance and be ready for preventive monitor and emergency report at downstream zone.
  4. There were still many roads with preventive closure measures all around Taiwan. Transportation Engineering Group, please continue to announce the blocked or unblocked situation in roads and bridges, the stoppage (restoration) of shipping and air transport status and to let the general public know and respond in advance.
For latest typhoon dynamics and disaster situation, please go to the Central Emergency Operation Center (www.emic.gov.tw/) and the Facebook Page of National Fire Agency, MOI (www.facebook.com/NFA999/). (Drafted by Leng, Jia Yu, Tel: 02-81966100).