Taiwan Observes National Disaster Prevention Day|9點21分國家級警報簡訊 10點海嘯警報

Taiwan observes National Disaster Prevention Day every year on Sept. 21. This year, President Tsai Ing-wen traveled to Tainan to participate in earthquake preparedness drills. Phone users in Taiwan all got warning about an earthquake at 9:21 a.m.

It's 9:21 a.m., and a national level text message is sent to mobile phones warning about an earthquake and telling people to duck, take cover, and stay still. Some phones use sounds to inform users. At 10 a.m., a tsunami warning was sent out by the anti-aircraft defense warning system.

At 10:59 a.m., all cable TV channels cut their programming and switched to Public Television Service at the request of the Ministry of the Interior for a disaster prevention information broadcast.

Today is National Disaster Prevention Day. We are conducting a national-level disaster prevention drill. Right now, we are simulating an emergency situation and using multiple channels to help the public grasp information quickly and respond accordingly.

Sept. 21 is National Disaster Prevention Day in Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen traveled to the Xinhua Branch of Affiliated School for Students with Hearing Impairments of National University of Tainan to participate in earthquake preparedness drills. As soon as the warning was issued, students calmly sought cover and moved to assigned evacuation zones. Tsai told teachers and students that Taiwan is located in a seismic zone and is often pummeled by typhoons. However, as long as the proper preparations are made, Taiwan will be able to respond accordingly to any disaster.

I want to give everyone the highest praise. After you get home, you can share this knowledge with your families and help disaster preparedness to become a part of our everyday lives.

Tsai also said disaster preparedness education needs to be fully implemented everywhere, especially in schools for those with special needs. This isn't easy, as it requires extra attention, effort, and planning. She said she expects everyone to continue putting in effort, so that campuses can provide the safest education environments to students.



總統 蔡英文表示:「今天是921國家防災日,我們辦理國家級防災演習。現在就是在模擬應變的狀況,在第一時間,透過多元的管道,讓民眾能夠掌握準確的訊息迅速應變。」


總統 蔡英文表示:「我要給大家比一個大大的讚,回到家以後,也可以把這些知識,分享給我們的家人。讓防災的態度,落實在我們日常生活當中。」