The storm circle of Typhoon Bailu will reach Taiwan. Premier Su Tseng-chang of the Executive Yuan personally arived at the Emergency Operation Center for inspection and reminding the public to heed their own safety
Newsletter 2019/8/24, 08:00 am
The storm circle of Typhoon Bailu will reach Taiwan.
Premier Su Tseng-chang of the Executive Yuan personally arived at the Emergency Operation Center for inspection and reminding the public to heed their own safety.
With Typhoon Bailu approaching, the storm circle is about to reach Taitung. The Central Emergency Operation Center(CEOC) has continued to work with various ministries and departments as well as the local governments on implementation of various anti-typhoon measures and disaster relief and response operations. Today (August 24th), at 7 am, the Minister of Interior, Kuo-Yung Hsu, as the commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center held the 4th Intelligenec Research Meeting. At 8 am, the 4th working session was held. Premier Su Tseng-chang of the Executive Yuan cared about the typhoon dynamics and visited the Central Emergency Operation Center(CEOC) at 8 am to hear various reports from various ministries and departments in the Central Emergency Operation Center(CEOC) and grasps the typhoon dynamics and possible threats. And the press conference was held afterwards.
The typhoon is currently located on the sea surface about 180 kilometers away from southeast of Taiwan, and its storm circle is gradually entering the eastern part of Taiwan at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour, posing a threat to the south of Changhua, Nantou, Hualien, Taitung, Hengchun Peninsula, Penghu and Kinmen. Hualien, Taitung (including Lanyu and Green Island), Hengchun Peninsula, Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi, Yunlin, Changhua, Nantou, Penghu and Kinmen areas should be strictly guarded against strong winds and heavy rains, the eastern half of Taiwan Sailing and working vessels on the surface of the sea, the bus channel, the Taiwan Strait and the Dongsha Island should be strictly guarded. Vessels that navigate and operate in the eastern half of Taiwan, the Bashi Channel, the Taiwan Strait and the Dongsha Island sea areas shall strictly take precautions.
The influence of the typhoon's peripheral circulation, strong gusts and long waves occurred in the northern part of Taiwan, the eastern half (including Lanyu, Ludao), the southern part of the country, and the coastal areas of Wuhu, Jinmen and Mazu, should avoid going to the seaside activities, and the terrain of the Greater Taipei area Impact, there will be strong gusts from the morning of (24), and special attention should be paid.
Under the influence of the typhoon's peripheral circulation, there are strong gusts and long waves in the northern part of Taiwan, the eastern half (including Lanyu and Green Island), the southern part and the coastal areas of Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu. So, be sure to avoid seaside activities. Affected by the terrain, the Greater Taipei area will be subject to strong gusts as of the morning of August 24th. So, special attention must be paidt to this.
Premier Su Tseng-chang of the Executive Yuan is very concerned about the various disasters that Typhoon Bailu may bring to Taiwan. He emphasizes that the typhoon’s storm circle has already reached the southeastern part of Taiwan, and the wind and rain will gradually increase. Only solid preparation for disaster prevention can help reduce the loss of life and property among the public. Therefore, we must take the most rigorous attitude and make the disaster prevention work perfect as it can be. More importantly, it is necessary for the public in the country to grasp the most correct anti-typhoon message from the right beginning, and fully cooperate with the government's disaster prevention policy to mitigate the threat of the typhoon. Disasters and harms often occur when the impact of disasters is neglected, so all the staff of the Emergency Operation Center must continue to strengthen the early warning monitoring and response mechanism.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior, Kuo-Yung Hsu, as the commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center hereby asks each functional group and related departments to take precautions and actively prepare for disaster prevention operations and points out several keypoints as follows:
- The instructions given in the previous working session include strengthening supervision and spot checks on pumping station operation by the local governments, assisting the fishermen to land ashore, advocating the public to avoid engaging in seaside and mountain activities, ensuring preparedness for evacuation and resettlement, strengthening the supporting measures for the suspension of sea, land and air transportation, starting the mechanism to deal with the risk of fruit and vegetable price fluctuations, etc. Each functional group and related departments shall urge local governments to implement relevant measures.
- According to analysis, the storm circle will reach Taiwan and the influence of Typhoon Bailu will be most significant today on August 24th. The land warning has been issued for Hualien County, Taitung County (including Lanyu and the Green Island), Hengchun Peninsula, Pingtung County, Kaohsiung City, Tainan City, Chiayi County, Yunlin County, Changhua County, Nantou County, Penghu County and Kinmen County, while the rainfall warning has been issued for Taitung County, Pingtung County and Hualien County. The previous heavy rains caused the soil moisture content in the mountainous areas of the central and southern areas to be saturated. Special attention must be paid to avoiding the occurrence of debris flow and slope disasters.
- Today, in the afternoon, it is expected that the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau of the Council of Agriculture under the Executive Yuan will issue a red alert on debris flow for coutnies and cities such as Hualien, Nantou, Pingtung, Kaohsiung and Taitung. Local governments must implement evacuation and resettlement in a timely manner.
- Over the weekday, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Education and the Coast Guard Administration should step up to persuade the public and students to avoid engaging in water activities on the riverside or the seaside. For counties and cities outside the alert areas, the Central Weather Bureau will also continue to issue special reports on long waves. Today (August 24th), in the morning, the Greater Taipei City area will also have stronger winds. Special attention msut be given by all county and city governments.
At the same time, we especially appealed to the public to be more vigilant and better prepared to reduce disasters. Please pay attention to the strong wind and heavy rain, and strengthen the fixed advertising signs, hanging objects, potted plants, doors and windows, roof water towers and other facilities. In addition, the rainfall will be very obvious. A special reminder is hereby issued to the public to prevent flooding. In particular, residents in the mountais must cooperate with the government's preventive evacuation measures to ensure the safety of their lives and property.
For the latest typhoon dynamics and disaster situation, please visit the Disaster Information Station (www.emic.gov.tw/) and the Facebook fan page of the National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior (www.facebook.com/NFA999/). (Written by: Leng Chia-yu, Tel: 02-81966100).