Traffic, Pedestrian Control for Upcoming Wanan Air Raid Drill
The Wanan Air Raid Drill will take place in Taipei City between 1:30 PM and 2 PM on Thursday, May 18. The entire drill will last 30 minutes, aiming at raising the air raid preparedness of the public to reduce possible loss of life and properties during wartime.Following the sounding of the drill sirens, all pedestrians and vehicles should follow the instructions of military, police, and civil defense staff members to evacuate to the nearest shelters. Individuals working at office or remaining at home should turn off all gas, electricity, and water, as well as closing all doors and windows. Vehicles on highways will continue traveling. MRT, HSR, and TRA train services will continue to run according to schedule. Airplane take-off and landing will remain unaffected.Cars leaving the highway will need to stop at the roadside. After shutting off the engine, drivers will need to follow orders and evacuate to the nearest shelter. Passengers disembarking from trains will need to remain inside the station and follow the instruction of police officers or station staff.Individuals violating evacuation orders or measures regarding traffic, illumination, noise, or other necessary restrictions will incur fines between NT$30,000 and NT$150,000 in accordance with Article 25 of the Civil Defense Act. In light of foreign visitors or expats who are not aware of the air raid drill, the Police Department has uploaded fliers in 12 languages to its website. The different languages include English, Indonesian, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Hindi, Korean, Thai, French, German, and Russian.In addition, the Ministry of the Interior will also dispatch drill alerts to all 3G or 4G mobile phone users within the parameters of the drill via the emergency SMS broadcast platform of the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction.