Hagupit keeps moving north Central Emergency Operation Center urges all citizens to stay alert
As a response effort to Hagupit, Deputy commander Chen Wen-Long, Director General of National Fire Agency MOI, called for the sixth work meeting and intelligence briefing 21:00 Aug 3 2020. The latest information from Central Weather Bureau shows that Hagupit is moving away from Taiwan and the threat from its storm circle to the northern and northeastern seas is reducing. Having said that, there are strong gusts and waves along the coasts. The impacts of southwesterly flow that comes after the typhoon on central and southern Taiwan is expected to bring heavy rainfall and needs constant watching. All departments involved shall put the following to practice:
- There is a chance of heavy rainfall brought by southwesterly flow that comes after the typhoon. The Central Weather Bureau is instructed to provide information and warning data to local governments. On the other hand, the disaster information reporting shall be continued.
- The rain and winds are calming down in northern Taiwan and local governments are taking the advantage of this calmness to start recovery works. Since there are cases of dengue fevers in northern Taiwan, local governments are instructed to keep the living environment clean and sanitary. Particularly, attention should be directed to the prevention of dengue fever and to stop the disease from spreading due to infestation of mosquitoes.
- The sea warning is still active and strong gusts and waves are reported along the coasts. Therefore, the Coast Guard Administration is asked to keep people away from these dangerous coasts while keeping a close eye on the sea conditions and weather updates. Again, all people are advised against any activities by the river and at sea, such as tide watching.
- The Central Emergency Operation Center was downsized at 21:30 since the storm circle of Hagupit is moving away. The Center will keep operating with Office of Disaster Management, Ministry of the Interior, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction and Central Weather Bureau until the sea warning is lifted.