Premier William Lai has called on the public to protect themselves and prepare as Typhoon Talim approaches Taiwan.
Lai was speaking Wednesday at the Central Disaster Emergency Operation Center. Typhoon Talim’s course has shifted to the north, and it is not expected to hit Taiwan directly. However, the disaster operation center has not lowered its level of alert.
Lai thanked the staff of the center for their work and called on the center to continue monitoring a system that could develop into another typhoon.
"May everyone be on watch for the next typhoon. The Central Weather Bureau report also shows there may be another typhoon forming," said the premier. "The response center is concerned about public safety. We need to be on high alert and work with local governments to lessen losses from each typhoon."