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DEP Conducts Ditch Cleaning Ahead of Typhoon Nepartak

According to the latest updates on Typhoon Nepartak, the hurricane is growing stronger with every passing minute and is likely to affect the northern region of Taiwan.
In light of possible heavy rainfall in Taipei City, the Department of Environmental Protection reported that the scheduled cleaning of ditches and gutters to strengthen flood season preparedness between January and May this year has yielded 46,840 tons of mud and debris.
In preparation for Typhoon Nepartak, the district cleaning teams began strengthening typhoon prevention measures on July 4 to remove clogging of ditches and gutters, thereby reducing the chances for flooding.
DEP also reminds the public to take necessary measures before the typhoon hits. Residents are encouraged to inspect drainage channels near their homes. In the event of clogged ditches or gutters, they can either notify DEP or clean out the blockage themselves.
As for information related to garbage or debris removal, DEP will notify the digital media and local borough chiefs through press releases. Information is also available by calling the 1999 Citizens Hotline or local district cleaning teams.