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  • 2021-08-04 20:40:00
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Typhoon Lupit is approaching.The Central Emergency Operation Center established a second-level response center to strengthen the preparation and response operations against typhoon

Typhoon Lupit is approaching
The Central Emergency Operation Center established a second-level response center to strengthen the preparation and response operations against typhoon
                The Central Weather Bureau issued a sea typhoon warning for Typhoon Lupit at 14:30 today (8/4) and the Central Emergency Operation Center also established a response center at the same time. The latest weather data indicates that Typhoon Lupit is currently located in the west southwest sea area of Taipei with a distance of about 700 km, drifting northwest towards north with a speed of 13 turning to 10 kilometers per hour. It is expected to pose a threat to the sea areas of Taiwan’s Dongsha Island as well as to the Taiwan Strait. With the impact of the typhoon and its peripheral circulation, long waves are expected to occur in the northern and eastern Taiwan (including Orchid Island and Green Island), the coastal areas of the southwest Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu. At present, long waves have already occurred in Hengchun Peninsula and please pay extra caution for any activities near the sea.
                The vice chairperson of the Council of Agriculture, Huang Jin-cheng, who also serves as the deputy commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center, held the first working meeting and information research and judgment meeting for Typhoon Lupit at 16:00 today (8/4). The deputy commander instructed all agencies (units) to strengthen the following preparation and preventive measures:
1. Please continue to monitor and pay close attention to the typhoon and dynamic conditions of severe weather, and please use diverse channels to provide the general public with various warning reports and weather condition overviews. At the current level-two pandemic alert by the Central Epidemic Command Center, the general public is urged to implement measures against typhoon and pandemic. During the period of typhoon, the general public is also urged to stay at home, not going out or going to the beach for any sea activities.
2. The search and rescue team is required to notify its subordinates and the local government. Taking into consideration that some scenic attraction areas near the sea may cause freak waves, the disaster prevention alert system and other diverse channels should be applied to proactively issue precautions to remind the general public in a timely manner, and the Coast Guard Administration, OAC is requested to cooperate and assist the operations of coastal control.

3. The agriculture, forestry, fishery and husbandry groups are required to strengthen the promotion for the coastal aquaculture and fisheries industry to implement relevant protection and prevention measures. The fishery radio and TV stations are also requested to remind the operating vessels in the sea to pay extra attention of safety.

4. The traffic and engineering team is requested to urge the marine navigation and administration unit to strengthen the docking operations for the ships in the port area to avoid stranding of the docked ships. Please make preventive measures for the flights or sea transportation that are cancelled due to the weather condition in the remote islands, diverse channels shall be implemented for promotion in advance.
5. Taking into consideration of that the peripheral circulation of the typhoon may cause strong winds on the land, the disaster monitoring group is required to report to the local government and please strengthen the propaganda for reinforcing the signboards, scaffolds, advertising boards, fences, road trees, etc. to prevent falling.
6. Affected by the peripheral circulation of the typhoon, the rainfall is expected to gradually increase in the central and southern regions since late at night. The relevant functional groups are required to implement the following measures:
(1) The hydropower lifeline team is requested to strengthen the maintenance of water conservation facilities and urge local governments to prepare sandbags as well as ensure the function of flood control for underground drainage systems and low-lying areas.
(2) Taking into consideration of the influence by the southwesterly airflow, the recent rainfall and water content of soil in the central and southern mountainous regions will significantly increase, which will also greatly increase the risk of slope disasters. The agriculture, forestry, fishery and husbandry groups are required to strengthen the monitoring mechanism for the slopes and notify local governments to be aware and reinforce the preventive measure for the areas with high disaster potential, to take preventive deployment in advance to prevent and relief disaster as soon as possible.

7. As the torrential rains in the western region have already caused agricultural disasters and the impact on price fluctuations of agricultural products, hence the agriculture, forestry, fishery and husbandry groups are required to initiate a risk management mechanism to prevent price fluctuations of vegetables and fruits, and actively explain to the public about the government's response measures to appropriately adjust the supply and marketing of agricultural products to stabilize the price of agricultural products.
        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).
last update:2021-08-04 20:50:10