Fire Department Offers Tips on Preparing for Typhoon
Jul 21, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on Fire Department Offers Tips on Preparing for Typhoon
In light of the approaching Typhoon, Taipei City Fire Department has mobilized its staff to boost disaster relief preparedness.
The agency also offers the following safety tips to help residents plan ahead.
Upon receiving evacuation notice from the city government, residents should follow the instructions of city staff immediately.
Construction site fencing, beams, billboards, and advertisement signs should be examined thoroughly, removed, or secured tightly to resist heavy winds.
All windows should be examined and pots/vases moved indoors. Trees and plants should be secured with support beams to prevent them from falling over during strong winds.
If you notice problems with clogged sewers or fallen roadside trees, please report the situation by calling the 1999 Citizen Hotline.
Those living in lowland areas, on mountain slopes, and next to riverbanks should remain alert against possible landslides or mudslides during torrential rain.
Restock your inventory and check for the following items: radio, flashlight, first aid kit, drinking water, emergency rations and other emergency supplies.
Inspect the electricity routing, gas pipes, and fire sources to reduce the possibility of unwanted accidents.
Stay at home and avoid traveling outside during the typhoon. In case of blackouts, avoid using candles. If you must use candles, take all necessary precautions to reduce the risk of fires.
Do not touch fallen electricity wires with your bare hands. Report the situation by calling 119, 110, or 1999.
As a preventative measure against flooding, basement floors should be equipped with water pumps. Either sand bags or flood barriers should be installed at entranceways to the basement floors.
Always prepare an emergency backpack containing the following items: bottled water, rations (biscuits, instant noodles, etc.), copies of important documents, cash, essential medication, heavy-duty gloves, flash light, radio, batteries, change of clothing, blanket, raincoat, warm pack, tissue paper, towel, paper and pen, backup keys, Swiss army knife, and other supplies.
Keep up-to-date with the latest typhoon information at: www.tdprc.taipei.gov.tw (Chinese)