Central Emergency Operation Center for CHOI-WAN Typhoon
The Central Emergency Operation Center has issued a level 3 alert to strengthen the preventive measures and response operations for the prevention and relief of the typhoon
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) announced the Sea Typhoon Warning for tropical storm CHOI-WAN at 16:00 today (06/03) and the Central Emergency Operation Center was also established at the same time. The latest weather data indicates that the center of tropical storm CHOI-WAN is currently situated in the south southwest seas of Eluanbi, turning north towards northeast at 16:00. The radius of the tropical storm is gradually approaching the seas of Dongsha Island and Bashi Channel, and it is going to affect the seas of Dongsha Island and Bashi Channel. With the impact of the typhoon and its peripheral circulation, high waves will occur in Taiwan’s southwestern region, the eastern region (including the Orchid Island and Green Island) and the coastal areas of the Hengchun Peninsula. Please pay extra caution for any activities near the sea.
To be aligned with the requirements of pandemic relief, only the National Fire Agency (MOI), the Disaster Prevention Office, and the Disaster Reduction Office, and the Science & Technology Center are stationed in the Central Emergency Operation Center, all the other units joined via conference calls and the center is supervised by Chen Wen-Long, Director General of the National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior, to conduct the disaster response operations. The Central Emergency Operation Center reminds the general public the importance of typhoon prevention and pandemic relief during the impact period of tropical storm CHOI-WAN. The general public needs to exercise caution and implement various preventive measures against typhoon. The general public is also reminded to be aware of their safety and pay extra caution for any activities near the sea.
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: Leng Chia-Yu, Tel: 02-81966100).