Military prepares for rescue missions as torrential rain hits Taiwan

The China Post
Date: June 3, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of National Defense has set up a disaster response

Patients at Enhui Nursing Home in Yunlin County’s Dounan Township were moved into the corridors of the nursing home after it was flooded following yesterday’s torrential rain. Photo: CNA, provided by the Yunlin County Fire Department

center and military personnel, vehicles and apparatus are on stand-by to help local governments with rescue work in the wake of torrential rain which has pounded Taiwan since Friday morning.

Lee Hsi-ming (李喜明), chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, ordered the disaster response preparations earlier on Friday as part of efforts to help protect people and property, the ministry said in a statement.

Currently, over 36,000 military personnel are on stand-by, while more than 3,600 vehicles and 105 boats are ready for action, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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