Early and good service provided for typhoon prevention

13-08-2012 Source:China Meteorological News Press

When typhoon Saola, Damrey and Haikui come one by one rarely in a short time, China Meteorological Administration has strengthened the monitor, early warning and service. Up to 490 million times of warning text messages have been released by the meteorological departments in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong, and Liaoning, which played a very important role in disaster mitigation.

To deal with the typhoons, meteorological departments timely initiated emergency response. For the first time in five years, CMA initiated the level one response on August 7 and sent three task groups to Shandong, Shanghai and Zhejiang.

To track the typhoon closely, CMA also started the intensive observations of satellite, radar, and sounding. The FY-2F meteorological satellite made typhoon images in every 6 minutes. Ten joint consultations were carried out between the central meteorological office of CMA and meteorological departments of Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong, with hourly positioning and intensity information of typhoon provided.

During the influence time of typhoon, CMA reported nearly 40 issues of decision-making information to State Council, Ministry of Land Resources, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Water Resources, State Administration for Tourism, and other authorities. More than 400 pieces of information were sent to local governments. Meteorological forecast and warning information were widely released to the general public through TV, broadcast, internet, mobile phone text message, microblogs and other channels. (Aug. 13)
Reporter Zhang Jing
Editor Zhang Yong

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