Central Emergency Operation Center for Typhoon Lekima
According to the latest typhoon warnings from the Central Weather Bureau, Typhoon Lekima has been weakened to become a moderate typhoon. The land warnings of Taichung, Miaoli and Hsinchu have been lifted one after another after the land warnings for Hualien have been lifted, but North Taiwan still needs to pay attention to a wave of heavy rain. In the mountains of Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaolu and Ilan, there will be heavy and torrential rains especially. When the typhoon moves northward, the southwesterly wind will be introduced. Therefore, the Central Weather Bureau also reminds that in the future, the central and southern regions will need to pay attention to the rainfall in the second half of the day. In particular, as the rainfall in the mountains of Kaohsiung and Pingtung continues to accumulate, the rainfall may continue after the typhoon goes far away.
Affected by Typhoon Lekima, Taiwan's coastal areas (including Green Island and Lanyu) and Penghu, Kinmen and Mazu have had strong gusts and large winds and waves, and long waves have occurred. Please avoid going to the beach. Ships in the northern part of Taiwan, the northern part of the Taiwan Strait, and the northeastern Taiwan should take strict precautions. From today (August 9th) on, the coastal areas of the central and southern regions will have strong gusts of level 9 to level 10 due to the topography, and there are opportunities for foehm winds in the eastern and southeastern regions. So attention must be paid.
The Commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center held the 7th working meeting on August 9, 2019 at 3 pm, and held a press conference after the meeting to remind the public of disaster prevention and disaster preparedness again. The key points are as follows:
- Although the storm circle of Typhoon Lekima has gradually moved northward, the middle and southern regions in the second half of the day will be subject to a significant rainfall due to the southwesterly airflow. Especially in the mountainous areas, the rainfall cannot be underestimated due to geographical uplift, so please attention must be paid to it. Please provide the local government with various information and warning materials. At the same time, the Ministry of the Interior should urge the local governments to upgrade the level of response as soon as possible and do a good job in reporting the disaster.
- As a reminder, after the land and sea warnings against Typhoon Lekima are lifted, people living in the mountains should take precautions against the danger of heavy rainfall. And during the discharge of the reservoir, people in the middle and lower reaches should avoid engaging in fishing and other related activities to ensure their own safety.
- In the counties and cities where the earth-rock flow warning has been issued, the agriculture, forestry, fishery and animal husbandry team and the evacuation team shall continue to urge the local governments to evacuate the people, and supervise the local governments in the southern and middle regions to implement preventive evacuation as soon as possible according to the rainfall. The housing and resettlement team shall assist the county and city governments to accommodate the evacuated people. Be sure to let the people return home ONLY after the land warnings have been lifted, the wind and rain have subsided, and the road safety is confirmed.
- At present, there are still more than 3,000 households awaiting repair of power outages. The hydropower and maintenance team shall supervise the relevant business units to conduct emergency repair as soon as possible according to the weather conditions, and the construction workers shall also pay attention to their own safety.
- For the disaster caused by the typhoon, the relevant ministries and departments shall grasp the situations, consolidate the specific disaster information, immediately deal with the relevant issues, take the initiative to ask the local governments whether they need any support and take the initiative to provide assistance.
- Affected by the typhoon, there are still strong gusts and large winds and long waves in the coastal areas and outlying islands of Taiwan. The sea patrol unit shall continue to persuade the people to leave and the press release team shall use the multiple channels to guide people during the typhoon and warn people off seaside activities.