Soil and Water Conservation
Promoting Regeneration of Rural Villages

Emergency Disaster Response

After the Central Weather Bureau announces a typhoon warning, the central government will form a Emergency Disaster Response Center to monitor the situation. The Soil and Water Conservation Bureau will also form a debris-flow disaster emergency action team to deal with various aspects of the disaster. This team will be on call 24 hours a day. In order to ensure a rapid and effective response, the Bureau participated in the creation of the Debris-flow Disaster Emergency Action System, which aggregates real-time rainfall updates from the Central Weather Bureau, satellite weather images, and other typhoon related information, with information from debris-flow monitoring stations. This is then incorporated into the information stream of the debris-flow disaster emergency action team, thereby replacing human labor with a rapid automated procedure. This has been of enormous help to debris-flow disaster emergency action team in analyzing and assessing information regarding the broadcast of debris-flow warnings and in disaster management. During a typhoon, if an incident occurs, specialist teams can immediately be dispatched to the area to investigate and to provide an immediate preliminary report that greatly assists obtaining a complete picture of the disaster.