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  • 2021-09-13 00:00:00
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Central Emergency Operation Center for Typhoon Chanthu

The storm radius of Typhoon Chanthu covers northern Taiwan
 
The Central Emergency Operation Center urges Northern Taiwan to guard against strong winds and heavy rains
 
        Based on the latest meteorological data, Typhoon Chanthu is drifting faster in the past three hours. The center of the typhoon is currently located in the east northeast sea area of Taipei and it is drifting northward towards north northwest. Its storm radius still covers Nantou, north and northeast of Taichung, and eastern region of Taiwan; winds and rains continue to occur in the northern and northeastern region of the country. The rains gradually intensify in the mountainous area located in the central and southern region of Taiwan. For the ships operating in the sea areas of northern Taiwan, eastern Taiwan, and northern Taiwan Strait, they are required to pay extra caution. With the impact of the typhoon and its peripheral circulation, the winds and waves intensify significantly and long waves are expected to occur in the sea area around Taiwan today (9/12). Please avoid engaging in any activities near the sea; strong gusts of level 10 or above are expected to occur in the coastal areas of eastern region, north coast of Keelung, Hengchun Peninsula, Orchid Island and Green Island; strong gusts of level 8 to 9 are expected to occur in the Greater Taipei area, coastal areas of southern, northern, eastern and southeastern region, Hengchun Peninsula, Matsu, Kinmen, and Penghu. Please be vigilant of strong gusts and avoid going out if possible.
 
        The commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center, Minister Xu Guo-Yong of the Ministry of the Interior, held the sixth working meeting for Typhoon Chanthu at 15:00 today. The commander instructed all units to pay extra caution and take proactive measures to implement various preparation and preventive operations for the typhoon; the following are the key points instructed by the commander:
 
1. The disaster response and relief center of municipal city and county governments are requested to strengthen the planning of designated warning areas, conduct the control and management operations in these areas, and practically implement various disaster inquiry and notification operations.
 
2. It is required to report the all relevant disasters and all personnel for disaster prevention and relief must carry out the rescue process under the premise of safety first.
 
3. With the impact of the storm and its peripheral circulation, it is required to pay extra caution to strong gusts and rains in the warning areas. Please be advised again to use diverse channels to inform the public about the "Control Measures for Strong Gusts" for National Highway No. 5, to ensure driving safety of road users. The general public is urged not to go out unless necessary, especially activities in the mountainous area and watching waves in the seaside area. Please enforce the operation and fine the people watching the waves, to ensure safety of the public.
 
4. Based on the observation and forecast by the Central Weather Bureau, the winds and rains will increase since today’s afternoon. It is required to closely monitor the red (yellow) warning alert of earthflows, mudslides and large-scale collapses for areas with higher risk of slope disasters. Under the principle of pandemic prevention, it is also required to proactively adopt the precautionary evacuation as well as implement the shelter and resettlement mechanism before the nighttime. It is also necessary to proactively assist the local governments with the evacuation operation as needed.
 
5. It is required to continuously monitor the status of agricultural disasters and conduct disaster relief operations as soon as possible. With the Mid-Autumn Festival upcoming it is also required to make suitable adjustment to stabilize the prices of agricultural products, so to ease the public’s concern about significant price fluctuations 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: Li Ming-Xian. Tel: 02-81966100).
last update:2021-09-13 15:30:52