2021-10-12 12:00:00 / Central Emergency Operations Center
Based on the latest meteorological data, the sea warning for Typhoon Kompasu was lifted at 8:30 today. With the impact of its peripheral circulation, short duration heavy rains are to occur. Local super torrential rains are expected to occur in Yilan County and Taichung City; local torrential rains are expected to occur in Hualien County; local heavy rains are expected to occur in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Hsinchu County, and Nantou County.
With the impact of the typhoon and its peripheral circulation, the winds and waves intensify significantly and long waves are expected to occur in the sea area of northern coast of Keelung, southwest region, east region (including Orchid Island and Green Island), Hengchun Peninsula, Penghu and Matsu; strong gusts of level 9 to 10 are expected to occur in the coastal areas of northern and northeast region, southeastern region (including Orchid Island and Green Island), Pingtung, Hengchun Peninsula, Kinmen, Matsu. The strong gusts are also expected to occur in Penghu and other coastal areas.
The commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center, Xiao Huan-Zhang, the Director-general of the National Fire Agency held the 6th working meeting for Typhoon Kompasu at 11:30 today (10/12). The commander instructed all stationed units to pay extra caution and take proactive measures to implement the following preparation and preventive operations:
1. As of now, only a few mountain roadside slopes have discovered of fallen rocks, water standing and flooding, and damage on sustaining lifeline (the current number of households that is out of power is 2,699, and it is expected to be repaired by 15:00 today). Thanks to the relevant units for their proactive repair work to empower the people to restore their normal life as soon as possible. In addition, please continue to explain the latest status regarding sea and air flight information as well as road traffic information.
2. Taking into consideration that the winds and waves are still strong in the coastal areas of Taiwan, we will continue to issue long wave alert and urge people to avoid conducting activities in the river and seaside areas; it is required to pay attention to the latest weather forecast information to ensure safety.
3. Thanks to all the personnel of governments at all levels for participating in the emergency response center, who have been stationed in the emergency response center during the holidays and worked together to ensure and protect the public's safety as well as minimize casualties and disaster losses. The Central Emergency Operation Center was dismissed at 12 noon today and the response mechanism of various ministries is restored. However, according to the relevant information of the Central Weather Bureau, we will still be affected by the typhoon's peripheral circulation during the day time today. Heavy rains or above are still expected to occur in some parts of the eastern region of Taiwan. The torrential rain response team initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs is requested to continue to operate and keep in touch with the local governments; the Water Conservation Bureau of the Council of Agriculture is requested to continue to monitor the streams with potential risk of mudflow and earthflow.
For the latest updates on the typhoon and disaster status, please visit the Central Emergency Operation Center’s disaster information website (www.emic.gov.tw/) and the Facebook of the National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior (www.facebook.com/NFA999/) (this article is written by: Li Ming-Xian. Tel: 02-81966100).