3rd Report on Contingency Disposal of the Disaster from Typhoon Lekima
Reported by: the Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC)
Data Updated until: 2019/08/09 12:30
I. Typhoon Dynamics (Source: Central Weather Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
At 11 am on August 9th, the center of the moderate typhoon Lekima was 26.7 degrees north latitude and 122.9 degrees east longitude, that is, about 230 kilometers away from the northeast of Taipei. It is moving at a speed of 13 kilometers per hour to the northwest.
The central air pressure is 935 hectopascals, and the maximum wind speed near the center is 48 meters per second (about 173 kilometers per hour), which is equivalent to the Level 15 winds. The instantaneous maximum gust is 58 meters per second (about 209 kilometers per hour), which is equivalent to the Level 17 winds, the Level 7 storm with a radius of 250 kilometers, and the Level 10 storm with a radius of 80 kilometers.
According to the latest information, the intensity of Typhoon No. 9 has been weakened to become a moderate typhoon and the storm circle has also been reduced. The center is now moving northwest in the northeast of Taipei, and the threat to Taichung, Miaoli and Hsinchu has been reduced. Its storm circle is affecting the land in northern and northeastern Taiwan, and it still poses a threat to the north of Taoyuan and Ilan and Mazu. The future strength of this typhoon has continued to weaken.
Regarding the areas subject to the land warnings, Taoyuan, New Taipei, Keelung, Taipei, Ilan, and Mazu should be strictly guarded against strong winds and heavy rains; as for the areas subject to the maritime warnings, ships in the northern part of Taiwan, the northern part of the Taiwan Strait, and the northeastern Taiwan should take strict precautions.
Also affected by the typhoon, Taiwan's coastal areas (including the Green Island, Lanyu) and Wuhu, Kinmen, and Mazu have had strong gusts and large winds and waves, and there have been long waves too. Please avoid going to the beach. From today (August 9th) on, the coastal areas of the central and southern regions will have strong gusts of level 9 to level 10 due to the topography, and there are opportunities for foehm winds in the eastern and southeastern regions.
II. Wind and Rain Data (Source: Central Weather Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
- Rainfall (From August 8th, 2019, 12:00 (Midnight) to August 9th, 2019, 11:10)
|Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County (Fuxing Mining Site, Xinle Village)||310.0|
|Coal Source, Xinle Village, Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County – The 2nd River Management Office||288.0|
|Taoshan Village, Wufeng Township, Hsinchu County||266.0|
|No.380, Minshi, Taoshan Village, Wufeng Township, Hsinchu County(Sheipa Leisure Farm)||253.5|
|No. 5, Tianpu 1st Neighborhood, Xiuyan Village, Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County - Soil and Water Conservation Bureau||248.0|
|Area||Instant Gust Readings (Level)|
|Pengjia Islet, Keelung City||11|
|Taipei City (Saddle)||10|
|Mt. Datun, Taipei City||10|
III. Contingency Measures
- Emergency Response Centers set up by Various Counties and Cities (Source: National Fire Agency under the Ministry of the Interior)
|Category||Level||Amount||Counties and Cities|
|Counties and Cities||1||8||Keelung City, New Taipei City, Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Miaoli County, Taichung City, Ilan County, Lianjiang County|
|2||3||Hsinchu City, Nantou County, Hualien County|
|3||3||Hsinchu County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City|
- Suspension of Working/Schooling (Source: Directorate-General of Personnel Administration under the Executive Yuan):
IV. Evacuation and Sheltering
The Cumulative Number of People Evacuated: 2708/At present, there are 37 shelters for 699 people in New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County and Ilan County.
V. Disaster Statistics
1. Deaths and Injuries (Source: National Fire Agency under the Ministry of the Interior)
|Counties and Cities||No, of Deaths||No. of Injuries||Remarks|
|Taipei City||1||5||On August 8th, 1 person in Dongyuan Street, Wanhua District, died of accidental fall from the tree while pruning the branches.
2 people fell while riding a motorbike, 1 person had scratches at hands and feet, 1 person had a toe fracture, and 1 person saw the tree and was injured.
|New Taipei City||1||0||On August 8th, an earthquake broke out at 5:28, causing a 60-year-old woman in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City to be crushed by the collapsed closet. The woman was announced dead after hospitalization.|
|Ilan County||0||2||On August 8th, 1 person saw the tree and was injured in the head, and 1 person was injured by iron bars while implementing the anti-typhoon measures.|
|Hualien County||0||2||On August 7th, 1 person fell and was injured, and 1 person was stabbed on August 8th.|
2. Critical Infrastructure (Source: Ministry of Economic Affairs, including disasters from the 0808 Earthquake)
- Electricity: Supply to 61,831 households was suspended. Supply to 52,690 households has been restored, while supply to 9,141 awaited restoration.
- Natural Gas: Supply to 300 households was suspended, but has been restored.
- Telecommunications: There was no disaster in the part of the landline system. 14 base stations had been damaged, while 3 awaited restoration. Restoration is expected to be done on August 9th before 12:00 am (midnight).
3. Suspension or Delay in Air Transportation (Source: Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
- National Highway: All are normal.
- Provincial Highway: 2 sites were shut down out of precautions (022k+000~060k+700 on Tai 7th Line of Fuxing District in Taoyuan City, 4k+500~019k+964 on Tai 9th Line of Xindian District in New Taipei City).
- Railway: Only the local train is available between Keelung and Changhua. The Badu - Hualien line (Only the local train is available between Heping – Hualien.), Pingxi Line, Shen'ao Line, Neiwan Line, and Liujia Line were suspended.
- High-Speed Rail: Suspension is implemented at the north of Taichung Station. At the south of Taichung Station, from 6:00 to 22:55 (Taichung and Zuoying Departure Time), each train with ONLY free seating (except for Business-Class Cars) will be disptached every 20 minutes.
- Air transport: 165 international flights were delayer while 383 were cancelled, and 0 domestic flights were delayed while 138 were cancelled.
- Maritime transport: Cross-strait vessel shipping suspension: 11 vessels over 4 routes were suspended. Domestic vessel shipping suspension: 99 vessels over 12 routes were suspended.
10 sites were subject to flooding, but all the floods have subsided.