Radio Taiwan International
Premier William Lai is overseeing the government’s preparations as
Typhoon Maria nears Taiwan. With the storm expected to hit Tuesday evening, the premier called on the public and local officials to be on the alert.
With just hours to go before Typhoon Maria’s expected arrival on Tuesday, Premier William Lai headed to the government’s disaster response center.
There, the premier received briefings on the storm’s latest movements and on the work government agencies have done to prepare.
Lai said the typhoon is expected to bring powerful winds and heavy downpours to the north, northeast, and central regions of Taiwan. He said the disaster response center must raise the alertness of the public and local officials ahead of the storm. He also said the center must give assistance to local governments if called on. [FULL STORY]