Taipei city provides typhoon information available in real-time

By Ko Lin

Residents in the Taipei metropolitan area wishing to learn more about the city’s impacted areas during typhoon days can log onto the Central Disaster Prevention and Response Council’s “real-time disaster information map on Taipei City,” reports said Monday.

The public or residents living in Taipei can log onto the system to stay updated at any given time, according to Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je.

Information such as the number and location of fallen trees or debris, and how many households and areas are affected by power/water outages can be viewed real-time via the system map.

“Those affected by electricity or water cuts can stay updated as to when and how long the repair would take,” Ko said.

According to reports, the information provided will also cover evacuation notices, typhoon off days, weather forecasts, as well as live video feeds of traffic conditions (Taipei City), metro stations (MRT), and pumping stations (water level).

Areas where debris can be found will be highlighted in different colors, he said.

The information map can be viewed via the online portal at: http://163.29.163.40/eocnewweb/

However, the sources provided are only available in Chinese. Users are also required to download Microsoft Silverlight in order to view the information.

Areas of fallen trees are marked on the map - highlighted by green (in process) and black (cleanup completed)
Areas of fallen trees are marked on the map – highlighted by green (work in process) and black (cleanup completed)
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