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  • 2019-09-29 21:30:00
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The land warning for Typhoon Mita has been issued. Preparations shall be made to prevent flooding

Today (29th) at 8:30 p.m., the Central Weather Bureau issued land and sea warnings against Typhoon Mita. The Central Emergency Operation Center was raised from level 2 to level 1. In addition, the path of Typhoon Mita is slightly more westward than it was as originally estimated. The Central Weather Bureau has revised (increased) the total rainfall estimate for the northern/northeastern plains and mountainous areas from September 29th to October 1st. After (Deputy Commander and Deputy Minister of Interior) Hua Ching-Chun held the 3rd Intelligence Research Conference at 8:00 p.m., (Commander and Minister of Interior) Hsu Kuo-Yung held the 3rd work meeting right afterwards at 9:30 p.m. And a press conference was held at a later time.
The storm circle of the mild Typhoon Mita has continued to expand. Tomorrow (30th), it might be intensified and become a medium-strength typhoon. The rain hotspots are concentrated in the north and northeast areas of Taiwan, as well as northern Hualien. The Hualien and Taitung areas will start to be affected by the external circulation of the typhoon tonight, and the local rains will occur in the Ilan and the northeast region tomorrow morning between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. In the Taipei area, it will also rain in the early morning, and the rain will increase significantly after 10:00 a.m., and it will continue to rain until the evening.
(Commander and Minister of Interior) Hsu Kuo-Yun requires that each functional group must stay vigilant and actively face typhoon attacks, and hereby reminds all levels of government to carry out disaster prevention and settlement operations in advance. In addition, the following key tasks shall be implemented:
  1. The Central Weather Bureau and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) shall continuously monitor the typhoon dynamics and maintain close contact with the various disaster prevention units, while using multiple channels to provide the public with alarm messages and general weather conditions. The analytical data and relevant intelligence from the working meeting must be conveyed to the local governments.
  2. Each functional group and related ministries and departments shall urge local governments to implement the instructions from the previous work meeting, such as: strengthening preparedness for disasters in alert areas that may become isolated islands in New Taipei City and Ilan County,  dissuading people from engaging in seaside and mountain activities, strengthening resettlement of foreign fishermen, and closure of disaster-prone roads and traffic stoppage based on early warnings, announcement of traffic stop information, repair of broken embankment for safety, etc.
  3. The Water Resources Agency under the Ministry of Economic Affairs  estimates that in the next 6 hours, flood discharge operations will be performed at 5 dams. During the period where the tide is high, it is imperative to implement early warning measures in advance to alert people at the downstream.
  4. The tide is especially high with the additional impact of the typhoon. In the coastal low-lying and flood-prone areas in Ilan County, Keelung City, Taipei City, and New Taipei City, rain changes must be attended and disaster prevention must be prepared in advance.
  5. The Soil and Water Conservation Bureau under the Council of Agriculture estimated that tomorrow afternoon, in Suao, Nanao and Suao of Ilan (3 townships), the potential rainfall in the stream will reach a red alert, while the potential rainfall in the stream in 25 townships of the remaining 7 counties and cities will reach a yellow alert. Local governments are hereby reminded to use the morning time tomorrow (30th) to complete preventive evacuation operations.
The Ministry of Interior stresses again that the public shall check out the latest information about the weather conditions during this period, confirm whether they are in the alert area and be well-prepared against the typhoon. If you are located in a landslide-prone area or a flood-prone area, you may need to evacuate yourself in advance to ensure safety.
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).
last update:2019-09-30 08:15:38