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

Land warning for Typhoon Chanthu is lifted
We still need to be aware of rain
 
        Based on the latest meteorological data, Typhoon Chanthu weakens slightly in the past three hours and its storm radius slightly decreased. The center of the storm is currently located in the northeast sea are of Taipei and is drifting north towards north northwest. The storm radius is away from the main island of Taiwan, however, it is still posing a threat to the northern and northeastern sea areas of Taiwan. With the impact of the typhoon and its peripheral circulation, local torrential rains have occurred in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Miaoli County, and Taichung City. There is a probability of local torrential rain in the mountainous region located in the north of Hsinchu and the north coast of Keelung from today’s (9/12) evening to tomorrow (9/13) and hence it is necessary to continue to be vigilant; the winds and waves intensify significantly and long waves are expected to occur in the sea area around Taiwan.
 
        The commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center, Minister Xu Guo-Yong of the Ministry of the Interior, held the seventh working meeting for Typhoon Chanthu at 20:30 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. For the shelters and settlement in the warning areas, the local governments are requested to conduct the safety assessment on the inhabitant’s home environment before letting them return home.
 
2. At present, the gusts and rains in the northern region are gradually decreasing, and the local governments have started related restoration operation for the environment. The local governments are requested to practically implement the disinfection operation for the environment.
 
3. For the subsequent sea warning period of the typhoon, strong gusts and long waves are still expected to occur in the coastal areas of Taiwan. Please avoid engaging in any activities near the sea to prevent accident.
 
4. Today is a weekend holiday and tomorrow is a regular working day. It is advised to use diverse channels to publicize and provide the public with information regarding transportation and traffic.
 
5. We are grateful to governments at all levels for their joint efforts during the establishment of the Central Emergency Operation Center, to ensure the safety of the general public. The Central Emergency Operation Center will make some adjustment after this working meeting. The Disaster Reduction Office of the Executive Yuan, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the Central Weather Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the Council of Agriculture, the Ocean Affairs Council, the Ministry of Interior, and the National Rescue Command Center are required to continue to be stationed for operation, and the remaining units will return to the original response mechanism of the ministries and departments. The permanent deputy commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center, the Director General of the National Fire Agency, MOI will be responsible for the follow-up operations. The storm radius still covers the coastal sea areas in northern Taiwan and local torrential rains are still expected to occur. The public is advised to be cautious about slippery roads, malfunctioning traffic signs, collapsed road trees, and fallen signboards to ensure safety.
 
        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 15:31:33