NCO Inspects Sites Ahead of Typhoon Threat
In light of Typhoon Talim’s approach, the New Construction Office (NCO) of Public Works Department is taking steps to make preparation for possible landfall.The agency has completed the inspection of local construction sites to ensure that fences and equipment are either removed or secured and checking that sewers near construction sites are unclogged.For city roads and bridges, the scheduled maintenance of pumps and tracking of water levels through monitoring systems are vital to ensuring uninterrupted operation during typhoons. Additional personnel have also been assigned to assist Environmental Protection Department staff in cleaning refuse and debris from storm drains along city roads to minimize the chance of water accumulation and flooding on thoroughfares. According to NCO, flooding prevention works have been completed and both equipment and staff members are on standby to perform emergency rescue and relief operations during the typhoon. For emergencies such as damaged roads or flooding on roads or underpasses, call the 1999 Citizens Hotline and staff from NCO will be dispatched to the site to deal with the situation.