Disaster Prevention and Response Report No. 5 for Typhoon Chanthu
The center of severe typhoon Chanthu was located at 26.3 degrees north latitude and 122.8 degrees east longitude at 20:00 on September 12, 2021, which is about 190 kilometers in the northeastern sea area of Taipei and is drifting north towards north northwest at a speed of 24 turning 8 kilometers per hour. Its central pressure is 945 hPa and the maximum sustained wind speed near the center is 43 meters per second (equivalent to 155 kilometers per hour), which is equivalent to level 14 wind. The instantaneous maximum wind speed is 53 meters per second (equivalent to 191 kilometers per hour), which is equivalent to a level 16 wind. It is forecasted that the typhoon’s center position will be at 30.5 degrees north latitude and 122.0 degrees east longitude at 20:00 on 9/13, which is in the sea area about 100 kilometers southeast of Shanghai. The latest weather data indicates that the No. 14 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. For the ships operating in the sea areas of northern and northeastern Taiwan, they are required to pay extra caution. With the impact of the typhoon and its peripheral circulation, the winds and waves are still significantly intense and long waves are expected to occur in the sea area around Taiwan today (9/12). Please avoid engaging in any activities near the sea.
II. Wind and rain data (data source: Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
1. Rainfall (the statistical data is from 09:00 Sep 10 to 20:20 Sep 12, 2021) (unit: mm)
|Bi Lake, Water Resources Department, Pinglin District, New Taipei City||233.0|
|Mountain Ximao, Nanao Township, Yilan County||226.5|
|Lanyu Senior High School, Lanyu Township, Taitung County||226.5|
|Bi Lake, Feitsui Reservoir, Pinglin District, New Taipei City||226.0|
|Sidu, Pinglin District, New Taipei City||226.0|
2. Wind speed (the statistical data is at 20:00 on September 12, 2021)
|Region||Instantaneous maximum wind speed (level)|
|Pengjiayu, Bitou Cape||12|
III. Responsive actions
1. The establishment of disaster response and relief center in county and city (data source: National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior)
Establishment of level-one disaster response and relief center: Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Taichung City, Yilan County, Hsinchu City, Changhua County, Hualien County, Taitung County.
Establishment of level-three disaster response and relief center: Tainan City, Keelung City, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Lianjiang County.
2. Evacuation and resettlement status (data source: Department of Civil Affairs, Ministry of the Interior):
(1) Number of evacuated persons: 3,376 people in total
|County(city)||Number of township and urban area||Number of village and tribes||The cumulative number of evacuated persons|
|New Taipei City||11||27||610|
(2) Shelter and resettlement: a total of 18 shelters are available (2 in Kaohsiung City, 2 in Hualien County, 1 in Pingtung County, 1 in Yilan County, 7 in New Taipei City, and 5 in Taoyuan County), with a total of resettlement for 180people.
3. The designated warning areas (data source: National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior): 1,331 areas in total.
|County (city)||Number of designated danger areas|
|Low-lying area||Mountainous area||Seaside||River||Building||Others|
4. The announced warning area for earthflow and mudslide (data source: Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, COA)
At 18:30 on the 12th, a yellow alert was issued for 31 streams with potential risk of earthflow, which are located in 30 villages, in 1 township of 1 county/city.
5. Get into contact with mountaineers (data source: National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior)
|Applied to enter the mountain||Took the advice of not entering the mountain||Entered the mountain and had been in touch||Entered the mountain but hadn't been in touch|
|Already left the mountain||Have safe accommodation in the mountain||Take refuge in place||On the way leaving the mountain|
6. The dispatched manpower and facilities (data source: National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior)
(1) The Coast Guard Administration dispatched 3,291 person times, 1,000vehicles and 47boats.
(2) 668 person times were dispatched by the National Army supports.
(3) The Water Resources Agency provided 98 pumps, in which 64 are on standby for emergency operation.
(4) The police department dispatched 15,545 person times; the fire department dispatched 542 person times, 284 vehicles and 1 boat.
IV. Statistics of disaster
1. Casualties (data source: National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior): None.
2. Disaster status of lifeline (data source: Ministry of Economic Affairs): 80,194 households were out of electricity, in which 78,144 households were repaired and 2,050 households were waiting to be repaired.
3. Disaster status of telecom stations (data source: Ministry of Economic Affairs): 44 were damaged, in which 44 were waiting to be repaired.
4. Transportation status (data source: Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
(1) Taiwan Railway: the trains’ operation status before 09:00 tomorrow (9/12) is as follows:
1. Western Main Line: all trains are in normal operation.
2. Eastern Main Line: all express trains will resume normal operation after 20 o'clock today (9/12); the shuttle trains are already in normal operation.
3. South Link Line: all express trains will resume normal operation after 18 o'clock today (9/12); the shuttle trains are already in normal operation.
4. Branch lines: all are in normal operation, except for Pingxi Line and the Shenao Line that are canceled; these two lines are expected to resume normal operation tomorrow (9/13).
(2) High-speed rail: all lines are in normal operation.
(3) Provincial highway: precautionary closure in 5 locations (at 58.3K~72.5K mark, from Section Jiaxian to Laonong on Provincial highway 20; at 90.5K~91K mark, Salahawu Bridge on Provincial highway 20; at 93K~98.7K mark, from Qinhe to Fuxing section on Provincial highway 20; at 100K~100.6K mark, Meilan section on Provincial highway 20; at 11K~23K mark, from Section Namasia to Wulipu on Provincial highway 29)
(4) Highway: in normal operation.
(5) Postal service: in normal operation.
(6) Air transportation: 13 domestic flights and 2 international flights are expected to be cancelled tomorrow (9/13).
(7) Sea transportation: 28 sea voyages in 9 routes are expected to be cancelled tomorrow (9/13).
5. Status of flooding disaster (data source: Ministry of Economic Affairs): 8 reported flooding cases, in which all of them had receded.
6. Disaster status (data source: National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior): 368 reported disaster cases (related to road trees, advertising signboards, damage to buildings, infrastructure facilities, etc.), in which 296 of them have been handled and 72 cases are still in the handling process.