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  • 2020-08-11 09:40:00
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Typhoon Mekkhala Disaster Response Report - II

Typhoon Mekkhala Disaster Response Report - II
Reported by: Central Emergency Operations Center
Data up to: 09:40, Aug 11 2020
  1. Typhoon status (data from Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
Mild typhoon Mekkhala is located at 24.4° N and 117.6° E, which is approximately 80 km west of Kinmen, as of 09:00 Aug 1, and is traveling at 29 km/h north. The atmospheric pressure is 992 hPa at its center. The wind speed is 23 m/sec, or 83 km/h, close to its center, equivalent to level 9 wind. The maximum gust is 30 m/sec or 108 km/h, equivalent to level 11 wind. The radius of storm is 120 km for level 7 wind. The projected location of its center for 20:00, Aug 11 is 27.3° N and 117.3° E, which is roughly 330 km/h north northwest of Kinmen.
The latest weather update shows that the center of Mekkhala has made landfall on Fujian Province, China and continues its course towards north. Penghu is now clear of its storm circle, while the high winds and heavy rainfall persist in Kinmen. However, the forecast suggests that the typhoon will become weaker and its storm circle will shrink.
  1. Winds and rainfall (data from Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
Rainfall (accumulated from 00:00 to 09:20 Aug 11 2020)
Area mm
No. 665, Neighborhood 12, Jialan, Jinfeng Township, Taitung County (Jialan Village Activity Center, Jinfeng Township) 189.0mm
Land number 125, Jinshan Section, Jinfeng Township, Taitung County –  8th Water Management Office 186.0mm
No. 665, Neighborhood 12, Jialan, Jinfeng Township, Taitung County – Soil and Water Conservation Bureau 186.0mm
  1. Response efforts
    1. Emergency operations centers at local government level (data from National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior)
      1. Level 1 establishment: Kaohsiung City, Kinmen County and Penghu County
      2. Level 2 establishment: Tainan City
      3. Level 3 establishment: Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Keelung City, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Pingtung County and Lianjiang County
    2. Establishment of warning areas
County / city Number of areas established
Low land Mountain Coast River Building Others
Pingtung County 0 8 1 15 0 0
Penghu County 0 0 6 0 0 0
Kinmen County 0 2 6 0 0 0
Total 0 10 13 15 0 0
 
  1. Manpower and machines mobilized
(1) The Coast Guard Administration has deployed 965 people, 268 vehicles and 16 vessels.
(2) The police departments have deployed 5145 people and 45 vehicles and fire departments have deployed 93 vehicle and 169 people.
(3) The Armed Force have provided support of 449 people, 14 wheeled vehicles, 10 tracked vehicles and 12 rubber dinghies.
(4) Water Resources Agency has deployed 6 water pumps.
  1. Damage statistics
  1. Casualties (data from National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior)
No death, 1 person injured (a car was struck by falling rocks in Daxi District, Taoyuan City, injuring a 55-year-old female).
  1. Damage to utility lines (data from Ministry of Economic Affairs)
(1) Power: power interruption for 733 households, 192 restored and 541 to be restored
(2) Base stations: 4 damaged, 0 repaired and 4 to be repaired
  1. Transportation (data from Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
(1) Sea transport:
1. 16 ferries were cancelled for 4 routes on Aug 10 (domestic routes: 1 ferry between Keelung and Matsu, 6 ferries between Donggang and Xiaoliuqiu, 5 ferries between Yenpu and Xiaoliuqiu, and 4 ferries between Large and Small Kinmens)
2. 79 ferries are cancelled for 6 routes on Aug 11 (domestic routes: 1 ferry between Keelung and Matsu, 2 ferries between Kaohsiung and Magong, 9 ferries between Donggang and Xiaoliuqiu, 5 ferries between Yenpu and Haioliuqiu, 58 ferries between Shuitou and Jiugong and 4 ferries between Houbihu and Lanyu)
(2) Air transport:
1. Domestic flights: 25 flights were delayed and 45 cancelled; Qimei Airport is closed;
2. All international flights are operational.
(3) All freeways and highways are operational.
  1. Flooding reports:
2 floods were reported and both have receded.
last update:2020-08-12 09:07:18