Central Emergency Operation Center for Typhoon CHOI-WAN
On the basis of the analysis from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), Typhoon CHOI-WAN is expected to weaken and turned into a tropical depression. The Director General Chen Wen-Long who also serves as the deputy commander instructed to continue to strengthen the following preparation and preventive measures:
1. Affected by the peripheral circulation of the typhoon and front current, short and heavy rains occurred in the northern and central areas this afternoon, which caused some flooding disasters. The flooding has already retreated. Please practically carry out cleanup for the environment and disinfection for sanitation.
2. From today’s midnight to early tomorrow morning, the southwest region is the focus of rainfall watch for the current stage as it was affected by the southwesterly airflow and front. Please continue to grasp information and take responsive measures in time.
3. In the previous working meeting, Premier Su pay close attention to the risk of mudslide disasters as well as the short and heavy rains that may cause waterlogging during the next two days. It is required to continue to monitor the rainfall amount and take response operations, as well as monitor disaster information in real time and conduct notifications to raise the response level in a timely manner.
4. The Central Emergency Operation Center for Typhoon CHOI-WAN was dismissed at 20:30 today, and all ministries and units are required to continue to subsequently implement the emergency and response mechanism in accordance with the preceding instruction. According to the authorities and responsibilities, it is required to keep contact with local governments and conduct response matters in time.
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).