Central Emergency Operation Center for Typhoon CHOI-WAN
The Central Emergency Operation Center requests government units at all levels to strengthen disaster prevention and preventive measures at night
The latest weather data indicates that Typhoon CHOI-WAN is currently situated in the southwest seas of Eluanbi, turning north towards northeast. 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, Bashi Channel and the southern area of the Taiwan Strait. The forecast indicates that tomorrow will be the time that the radius of the typhoon is closest to the coastal waters of southeastern Taiwan. At that time, the southern area of the Taiwan Strait, the eastern sea area and the Bashi Channel will be gradually affected by the peripheral circulation of the typhoon and the wind and waves will gradually increase; Hengchun Peninsula and the southeast region (including the Orchid Island and Green Island) and open space areas along the coast of Kinmen and Matsu will have stronger winds; high waves are expected to occur in the southwest and east region (including the Orchid Island and Green Island) and coastal areas of Hengchun Peninsula. Please pay extra caution for any activities near the sea.
The Director General Chen Wen-Long who serves as the deputy commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center convened the first working meeting and information research and judgment meeting for Typhoon CHOI-WAN at 20:00 today (06/03) in the Central Emergency Operation Center. Due to the current pandemic, only the Ministry of the Interior, the Disaster Prevention Office of the Executive Yuan, the National Rescue Command Center of the Executive Yuan, and the National Science & Technology Center for Disaster Reduction are stationed in the Central Emergency Operation Center, all the other units joined via conference calls and the deputy commander instructed to strengthen the implementation of the following preparation and preventive measures:
1. The general public is requested to practically implement the level 3 alert of for epidemic prevention by the Central Epidemic Command Center, stay at home and avoid going outdoors or beach for any sea activities.
2. As the typhoon's peripheral circulation might cause strong winds on the land areas, the local governments are requested to reinforce the signboards, construction scaffolds, advertising signs, fences, and road trees to prevent them from falling off or dropping.
3. The coastal aquaculture and fisheries industry is requested to implement relevant protective measures and the fishery stations are requested to remind the operating ships to pay extra caution for personnel safety.
4. Please strengthen the mooring operations of the docks to avoid stranding of berthed vessels.
5. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is requested to inform the subordinate and local governments to conduct relevant precaution measures for coastal scenic areas according to the dynamic status of tidal and high wave and strengthen the propaganda. In addition, the Coast Guard Administration, OAC is requested to assist in the control of coastal areas.
6. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is requested to make planning for transportation control and comprehensive set of measures in advance, especially for the suspension or cancellation of flights due to the weather condition in the remote islands, diverse channels shall be used for promotion and early response measures shall be taken.
7. As it is still in the pandemic relief and prevention period, high waves may result in merchant ships and fishing boats to berth at the ports. The border control and pandemic prevention measures by the "Central Epidemic Command Center for Severe and Special Infectious Pneumonia" are required to be practically implemented to continue the related actions for pandemic prevention.
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)