The China Post
Date: June 3, 2017
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of National Defense has set up a disaster response
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]