By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu urged residents in the Wulai district of the greater Taipei area
to evacuate their homes as Typhoon Dujuan prepares to make landfall later this evening, reports said Monday.
The government expects an estimated 3,919 residents to leave the Wulai area by the end of the day to seek shelter with families and friends, according to the Central Disaster Prevention and Response Council.
The mayor was at the disaster prevention center for a debriefing on the ongoing evacuation efforts in Wulai, as well as contingency plans should a disaster occur.
The government has also set up a temporary shelter at the Fu-Shan Community Center for residents of Wulai should they have no place to go, reports said.
In early August, Wulai was seriously impacted during Typhoon Soudelor, as people living in the area were cut off from the rest of the country due to landslides that have blocked its only road access. [FULL STORY]