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  • 2021-10-11 13:30:00
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Typhoon Kompasu is approaching closer the Central Emergency Operation Center urges the public to strengthen the preparation and response measures against typhoon

 Typhoon Kompasu is approaching closer the Central Emergency Operation Center urges the public to strengthen the preparation and response measures against typhoon

           Based on the latest meteorological data, the intensity of Typhoon Kompasu has slightly increased in the past three hours and its storm radius has also slightly increased. The center of the typhoon is currently located in the sea southeast of Eluanbi; it is drifting westward and posing a threat to the sea areas in the Bashi Strait and Dongsha Island. The intensity of the typhoon is expected to slightly increase and its storm radius is also expected to slightly increase. The winds and waves in the seas around Bashi Strait and Taiwan will gradually increase today (10/11). 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 avoid any activities near the sea. Strong gusts of level 9 to 12 are expected to occur in the coastal areas of northern Tainan, eastern region (including Orchid Island and Green Island), Hengchun Peninsula, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu. The strong gusts are also expected in the inland areas and coastal areas. The strong gusts are also expected to occur in the inland and coastal areas. During this period of high tide, rainwater cannot be discharged quickly and it is required to pay extra attention in the low-lying coastal areas.
 
           The commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center, Xiao Huan-Zhang, the Director-general of the National Fire Agency held the 2nd working meeting for Typhoon Kompasu at 09:00 today. The commander instructed all stationed units to pay extra caution and take proactive measures to implement the following preparation and preventive operations:
 
1. The instructions from the previous working meeting, including monitoring the typhoon’s up-to-date status and providing local government with information, urging the public to pay attention to the weather warning and preventing them from going to the beach and mountain areas by using diverse channels, enforcing the operation of persuading people watching the waves and playing water to leave the area to ensure safety of the public, protecting the aquaculture fisheries, reinforcing the safety of ships operating at sea, and announcing information regarding suspension or cancellation of flights due to the weather condition.
 
2. With the impact of the typhoon, the upcoming rainfall in the eastern region should not be underestimated. Please take proactive measures to provide the local governments with the information and inform them to activate the emergency response center in a timely manner based on the forecast of rainfall.

 
3. 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, please take proactive control measures and traffic evacuation in advance for the highway sections and rail facilities side slopes with potential disaster risk, and activate the traffic control warnings as soon as possible. At the same time, please be prepared for traffic backup plan and evacuation, and remind the travellers to be prepared in advance, to reduce the impact on the traffic caused by disasters.

 
4. For the northern and eastern regions that will be affected by torrential rains and strong winds, please supervise the local governments to implement inspections on water gates, water pumps and rainfall monitoring for the facilities in underground MRT, Taiwan railway, high-speed rail and long tunnels. At the same time, please strengthen the wind monitoring and early warning for the elevated highway sections and track facilities, to activate disaster prevention and response actions in a timely manner.

 
5. During this high tide period, the rainfall may cause flooding disaster in the eastern and the northern areas with potential flooding risk according to the forecast of the Central Weather Bureau. Please strengthen the maintenance work for the water conservancy facilities and urge local governments to prepare sandbags as well as ensure the function of flood control and underground drainage system in the low-lying areas.

 
6. The Central Weather Bureau forecasted that the peripheral circulation of the typhoon may cause strong gusts of level 9 to 12 in northern Tainan, eastern region, Hengchun Peninsula, Penghu, Kinmen, and the coastal areas of Matsu. It is necessary to remind the local governments to pay extra caution to strengthen the signboards and scaffolds to prevent them from being affected by wind and rain, as well as implement the preventive measures for the typhoon. In addition, please be prepared in advance and take proactive measures against typhoons for the possible disasters of transmission lines in the eastern region due to strong winds.

 
7. It is forecasted to have torrential rains in the eastern region and thus the potential risk of slope disasters increase in the region. Please reinforce the slope monitoring mechanism and notify local governments to be aware, as well as strengthen the precautionary evacuation and operations for the areas with high potential risk of disaster; based on concept of the deployment in advanced, the various disaster prevention and mitigation measures should be active as soon as possible.

 
8. Please grasp the information regarding damaged and collapsed fragile slope areas from the previous torrential rain and strengthen the monitoring of rainfall, as well as implement the response measures as soon as possible based on the monitored condition and prepare the emergency repair personnel and equipment for the areas with high potential risk of disaster.
 
           In addition, the Fire Department of Yilan County Government was informed around 23:00 on the 10th that 16 people were trapped in the "Mysterious Sea Cave on the Beach" of Nanao Township due to high tide and requested rescue. They were successfully rescued at 7:00 on the 11th by the helicopter of the Ministry of the Interior and special rescue personnel of the National Fire Agency. These people were safely transported to the Nanao sports stadium. Although the typhoon is not expected to make landfall, it will still bring strong winds and torrential rains. The public are urged to avoid conducting activities in seaside areas to ensure their safety and waste of disaster relief resources for rescue.
 
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 13:46:24