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  • 2021-10-11 10:00:00
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The Central Emergency Operation Center was upgraded to level 3 authorization to strengthen the preparation and response operations against typhoon

The Central Emergency Operation Center was upgraded to level 3 authorization to strengthen the preparation and response operations against typhoon

The Central Weather Bureau issued a sea warning for Typhoon Kompasu at 20:30 today (10/10), and the Central Emergency Operation Center was upgraded to level 1 authorization. The latest weather data indicates that No. 18 Typhoon Kompasu is currently located in the east southeastern sea of Eluanbi and it is drifting northwest towards west. The storm radius of the typhoon is approaching the Bashi Strait and it is posing a threat to eastern Taiwan (including Orchid Island and Green Island) and strong gusts of level 9 to 12 or above are expected to occur in the coastal areas of Hengchun Peninsula and Pingtung, Kinmen, Matsu. The strong gusts are also expected in the inland areas and coastal areas.
The winds and waves in the Bashi Strait and the southeastern sea of Taiwan will gradually increase today (10/10); long waves are expected to occur in the north coast of Keelung, eastern Taiwan (including Orchid Island and Green Island), the southwestern regions of Taiwan, and coastal areas of Hengchun Peninsula; please pay extra caution for any activities near the sea.
 
           The commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center, National Fire Agency, Director-general Xiao Huan-Zhang, held the sixth working meeting for Typhoon Kompasu at 22:00 today. The commander instructed all units to pay extra caution and take proactive measures to implement the following preparation and preventive operations for the typhoon:
 
1. Please continuously monitor the typhoon’s up-to-date status and keep close contact with the disaster prevention units. The information of the working meeting must be delivered to the local governments. In addition, as the impact period of typhoon is during the National Day holiday and many outdoor activities are arranged by the public. It is necessary to adopt diverse channels, social media and platforms to provide the public with various information regarding special warning and weather overviews. Please avoid engaging activities in seaside and mountainous areas.
 
2. In view of an incident in Tainan this afternoon that people were swept off by the waves when playing water in seaside area. Please inform the local government. Taking into consideration that freak waves and long waves are expected to occur in some scenic attraction areas near the sea. The disaster prevention, warning system and other diverse channels should be adopted to proactively issue early warnings to remind the general public in a timely manner. With the impact of the typhoon and its peripheral circulation, the Central Emergency Operation Center forecasted that high waves may reach 5 meters or more in coastal areas. Please enforce the operation and fine the people watching the waves, to ensure safety of the public.

 
3. Please strengthen the promotion of protective measures against typhoon in the coastal aquaculture and fisheries, and request the fishery station to remind the ships operating in the sea to pay attention to safety.

 
4. Taking into consideration that the intense traffic demand at the end of the National Day holiday tomorrow and the safety of travellers in the windward side of the eastern region due to high waves, please take proactive control measures and traffic evacuation in advance. For the suspension or cancellation of flights due to the weather condition in the remote islands, diverse channels shall be used for promotion and early response measures shall be taken to protect the safety of tourists; please pay extra attention to maritime navigation safety especially in the Suao to Hualien route.

 
5. Due to the frequent earthquakes occurred in Huadong area in recent months and the soil and rocks are relatively soft, this typhoon is estimated to bring torrential rainfall to the northern and eastern regions, causing the risk of sloping disasters.

 
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:2021-10-11 10:34:23