Central Emergency Operation Center for Typhoon CHOI-WAN
The Central Emergency Operation Center urges the general public to be alert and pay close attention to safety
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a sea warning and land warning for Typhoon CHOI-WAN at 23:30 yesterday (06/03) and the Central Emergency Operation Center raised the alert to level 2. The latest weather data indicates that the center of Typhoon CHOI-WAN is currently situated in the southwest seas of Eluanbi, veering towards northeast. The radius of the tropical storm is gradually entering the seas of Dongsha Island and Bashi Channel, and it is going to affect Hengchun Peninsula, Pingtung and Taitung. Hengchun Peninsula, Pingtung and Taitung (including the Orchid Island and Green Island) should be alert and prepared for strong winds and heavy rains. The seas of Dongsha Island, Bashi Channel, southern areas of Taiwan Strait and the vessels sailing and operating in the southeastern seas of Taiwan Strait should be aware and pay extra caution.
The Director General Chen Wen-Long who serves as the deputy commander convened the second working meeting and information research and judgment meeting for Typhoon CHOI-WAN at 8 am on June 4, 2021, and instructed to strengthen the implementation of the following preparation and preventive measures:
1. Please continue to strengthen the preparation and preventive measures, pay close attention to the safety of ships and personnel operating at seas, reinforce the protection of coastal aquaculture and fisheries industry, and take into account of matters regarding typhoon disaster prevention as well as pandemic relief and border control.
2. As of now, the radius of the typhoon has not contacted the island and the general public is not fully aware. The Ministry of the Interior and the National Communications Commission are requested to send typhoon alert messages to remind the public to take precautions for typhoon disaster prevention through diverse channels (including public broadcasting, marquee, wireless or cable TV stations, etc.).
3. Please continue to monitor the typhoon and dynamic status of severe weather condition, and the general public is requested to practically implement the level 3 alert of for epidemic prevention by the Central Epidemic Command Center and stay at home as well as avoid going outdoors or beach for any sea activities.
4. The Council of Agriculture of the Executive Yuan, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications are requested to strengthen propaganda regarding typhoon disaster prevention in scenic areas under their jurisdictions (especially in Taitung and Pingtung County). The general public is urged to stay at home and refrain from going to the mountain and sea areas, as well as implement the policy for reducing people flow and work together for epidemic relief.
5. The main rainfall in the mountainous area affected by the peripheral circulation of the typhoon today. The rainfall last weekend due to the front current will increase the risk of soil slope disaster, as some road sections that easily cause disaster have occasional rock falls. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is requested to practically implement the rainfall monitoring and initiate the traffic control alert in a timely manner.
6. Currently, we take into consideration of the response team set up by the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau of the Council of Agriculture of the Executive Yuan for the collapse land in Guanghua of Fuxing District, Taoyuan City. The current monitoring rate of the collapse displacement is accelerating and thus the central and local governments are requested to be alert and closely monitor the collapse land in Guanghua of Fuxing District, Taoyuan City. The various response measures shall be conducted with local governments and various disaster relief and prevention measures shall be initiated in a timely manner.
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).