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Announcement of the Office of General Affairs at NCTU

Aug. 8, 2019

        Typhoon Lekima may hit Taiwan according to the current prediction of its path and it may cause extreme torrential rain. Managing staffs of all areas at the university should be prepared for strong winds and heavy rains as early as possible, so as to maintain the safety of the buildings and personnel. Precautionary measures to prevent damage caused by earthquakes should also be well-prepared, for earthquakes occur frequently in recent days.

I. Preventive measures to avoid the risks of the typhoon, strong winds, and heavy rains are as follows. Please cooperate.

 

1. Parking under trees during the period of the typhoon or heavy rains should be avoided, so as to prevent the trees from toppling and crushing vehicles. Please park your car in a safe spot or an indoor parking lot. (Property insurance companies have stopped providing employer’s liability insurance that covers non-activity public liability insurance. Starting from April 2016, the personal safety and financial losses of the faculty and staff of the university are no longer covered by the university’s public liability insurance policy. We urge teachers and students to pay closer attention, since accidents and property losses caused by the rainy season is no longer available for compensation provided by the public liability insurance. The relevant information is detailed in the latest announcement of the Division of Property Management: http://www.ga.nctu.edu.tw/property-division/news/v-Yz4ld).

  2. Please close the doors and windows in public areas, classrooms, research rooms, laboratories, and offices.

  3. Please clean up the rooftop and balcony of buildings and remove debris or leaves from the ditch around said buildings to prevent water from flowing into the building.

  4. Please remove or reinforce items that are easily blown away (for example, potted plants outside windows and outdoor facilities).

5. Please check if there is any power outlet exposed or placed in areas easily touched by rain. Please remove dangerous power sources.

6. Please store water in water towers of each building in prevention of water outage.

7. Please inform the managers of the premises to keep their mobile phones reachable 24/7.

 

II. Precautions to avoid damage caused by earthquakes:

 

1. Turn off the source of fire and gas around you immediately.

2. In order to avoid being hit by falling objects, do not rush to the outdoors.

3. Hide immediately in a space around a firm barrier such as a beam, a column, a bed, or a piece of furniture and protect your head. Keep away from windows and anything that could fall easily.

4. Open the door right away in case it is deformed and thus blocks the entrance.

5. If you are in an indoor space when an earthquake occurs, you can leave the building when the earthquake stops. However, you shall not take an elevator. When leaving the building, you should be cautious about whether there is anything that would fall from above.

6. If you are driving and an earthquake occurs, please do not hit the brake immediately. Pay attention to the conditions around you, lower your speed, avoid bridges and viaducts, pull over your car and stay in it.

7. If you are in an outdoor area, please stay in a spacious and empty area. Keep away from cliffs, electric poles, or any place where objects (such as tiles and signboards) could fall down to.

8. Emergency notification units during periods of heavy rains: Division of General Affairs (ext. 31480, Mr. Shen); Division of Construction and Maintenance (ext. 52058); Division of Campus Security (ext. 5000, security guards at the North Gate); Office of Military Training (03-5131339, Military Training Instructor on duty).

                                                     

 

 

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