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Regarding the possible disaster caused by Typhoon Talim, the Ministry of National Defense claimed today (11th) that the Chief of the General Staff, General Hsi-ming Lee, was going to hold a meeting for disaster prevention and response at 4 in the afternoon to instruct all departments to have a proper understanding and assessment of Typhoon Talim and contact local government leaders directly for anticipating the potential area of disaster and regulating the prevention plan to reduce the damage to the minimum.

The Chief of the General Staff, General Hsi-ming Lee, was going to hold a meeting for disaster prevention and response in the afternoon, requiring the staff in every department to have a proper understanding and assessment of Typhoon Talim, regulate an effective plan to keep the officers and soldiers safe and implement the preparedness for all barracks. All area directors should keep close contact with local government leaders to understand any possible disaster, helping bring people away from the disaster at any time and being ready for the rescue mission.

The Ministry of National Defense also claimed that there were about 34,000 more officers and soldiers, 3,800 more vehicles (machines) in 29 categories, 13 S-70C helicopters, and 103 boats in 3 categories on standby for executing the rescue mission when required. The Ministry of National Defense would keep following the condition of Typhoon Talim as a basis to protect people and keep their property safe based on the principle of “advanced preparedness, allocated sufficient military officers, and immediate rescue.”