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About Public Warning Cell Broadcast Service

The “Public Warning Cell Broadcast Service” refers to the use of the Cell Broadcast Service function of the mobile communication system to send alert messages to a big amount of mobile phones in a specific area within a short time through telecom operator mobile broadband 4G system. When the mobile phone receives the message, it will make a special sound and vibration, so that the public can grasp the disaster information as soon as possible.

Features

It can be sent quickly, and the message can be received within a few seconds after the message is released.
Different levels of information can be sent in designated areas depending on the degree and sphere of influence of the disaster.
It is not affected by network congestion and will not cause network paralysis.
It does not affect user privacy. Users do not need to subscribe or log in before.
Receiving messages will not be reported back.
Messages can only be sent by a certified or authorized unity to ensure the source and reliability of the messages.

Message sending structure

Public Warning Cell Broadcast Messages

The government’s public warning message is sent to the “Cell Broadcast Entity”, which is transmitted to the “Cell Broadcast Center” of the telecom operator after message verification and format conversion. It is then transmitted in the way of broadcast cell in the base station of the designated area via the 4G network, and people holding 4G and 3G mobile phones can receive the alert messages within the signal range.

Message Categories

Public Warning Cell Broadcast Message can be classified into Presidential Alert, Emergency Alert, Alert Message and Monthly Test Messages.
 
Presidential Alert - Applicable to wide-ranged disasters and the ones that the public may be immediately harmed.
Emergency Alert - Applicable to disasters where people may be harmed.
Alert Message - Applicable to alerts that can be prepared for a long time and are closely related to people's life.
Monthly Test Message – Cell Broadcast System Testing Message.

Existing Public Warning Messages

Issuing Unit
Warning name
Sending Principle
Message Content (Example)
Channel
Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Instant Torrential Rain Alert The Instant Torrential Rain Alert release method is a thunderstorm event accompanied by lightning convection, and the latest instant message is provided according to the convective life cycle. [Instant Torrential Rain Alert] In the mountains of Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung, please guard against severe weather such as heavy rainfall, gusts, lightning strikes or hail, until 12/03 16:45. Central Weather Bureau Alert Message
Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Instant Earthquake Alert When detecting an earthquake scale of 5.0 or more, the alert is sent to the people living in the cities/ counties where the scale of earthquake reaches level 4 (Taipei City level 3) or more. [Instant Earthquake Alert] 05/24 21:10 there was an earthquake in Chiayi and Tainan area with an estimated earthquake scale of 4 or above: Chiayi, Yunlin. Central Weather Bureau Presidential Alert
Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Tsunami Warning When the Central Weather Bureau releases or lifts a tsunami warning in Taiwan, it targets the residents in the villages, towns, cities of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu.
Release a warning:
[Tsunami Warning]03/11 13:46 An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern part of Honshu, Japan, causing the tsunami to reach the eastern coastal area of Taiwan at about 03/11 17:40. For more details, please visit the website of the Central Weather Bureau. Central Weather Bureau

Lifting a warning:
[Tsunami warning lifted] 03/11 13:46 An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan, causing the tsunami. However, through the study, the threat to the coastal areas of Taiwan has already been lifted. For more details, please visit the website of the Central Weather Bureau. Central Weather Bureau
Alert Message
Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Typhoon Strong Wind During the typhoon’s invasion of Taiwan, it provides immediate warnings for land areas that are about to be affected by severe typhoons and strong winds. It is released when it is predicted that an area will be affected by typhoon winds above 12 level (inclusive) or gusts up to 14 level (inclusive). [Typhoon Strong Wind] There will be a 12-level average wind or an above 14-level gust in your area. Please stop outdoor activities and hide immediately. Central Weather Bureau Alert Message
Directorate General of Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Road Closure Alert Due to road collapse and other factors, the road was closed. Alert is sent to road users within 10 km. [Road Closure Alert] 149K+700~149K+720 of Provincial Highway 9 in Nan-Ao Township, Yilan County is currently closed due to the disaster. It is expected to open: 11/01 09:00. Directorate General of Highways Alert Message
Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs Alert of Reservoir Flood Discharge 1.When the second level or above of “Disaster Emergency Operation Task Force of the Ministry of Economic Affairs” are opened.

2. The flood discharge alert is issued by the management units of each reservoir, and they release the alerts according to the timing set by the operating points of each reservoir.
[Alert of Reservoir Flood Discharge]○○ River ○○ Reservoir will discharge water from○○○○. For the residents near the downstream, please pay attention and stay away from the river bed for safety. (○ Region Water Resources Office, Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs) Alert Message
Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan Debris-flow Alert 1. Yellow warning: When the predicted rainfall is greater than the baseline value of the debris-flow warning, the yellow warning of the debris-flow is released.

2. Red warning: When the actual rainfall has reached the baseline value of the debris-flow warning, the red warning of the debris-flow is released.
[Debris-flow Alert] Subei Village, Su-Ao Town, Yilan County has issued a yellow warning for debris-flow. Please be alert. Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, Council of Agriculture Alert Message
Centers for Disease Control Epidemic Notification Domestic important epidemic situation. [Epidemic Notification] The dengue fever epidemic in Kaohsiung is still at its peak. The climate in southern Taiwan is warm with intermittent rainfall. The public is encouraged to remove the source of the sputum and continue until 12/31 00:00. Centers for Disease Control Alert Message
Centers for Disease Control International Tourism Epidemic Notification International disease outbreaks have developed more severely, or have affected that area. Special reminders are sent to nationals visiting that place. [International Tourism Epidemic Notification] In Guangdong Province of China, the first case of H7N9 influenza in autumn occurred. Nationals must pay attention to personal hygiene in epidemic areas until 12/31 00:00. Centers for Disease Control Alert Message
Civil Defense Headquarters, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior Air Raid Alert After receiving the military’s warning order, the Civil Defense Headquarters will provide emergency evacuation by launching alarm sounds and sending warning messages.

The alert types are divided into:
1. Air Raid Alert
2. Wan-An Exercise Air Raid Alert
Type 1 message content:
[Air Raid Alert] The air raid warning in Taiwan and Penghu area was issued at 13:30, and people and cars should all be guided by the military police to take refuge on the spot. National Police Agency
Presidential Alert
Civil Defense Headquarters, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior Air Raid Alert After receiving the military’s warning order, the Civil Defense Headquarters will provide emergency evacuation by launching alarm sounds and sending warning messages.

The alert types are divided into:
1. Air Raid Alert
2. Wan-An Exercise Air Raid Alert
Type 2 message content:
[Wan-An Exercise Air Raid Alert] Wan-An exercise in central area. Implemented from 13:30 to 14:00. Pedestrians and vehicles control. National Police Agency
Alert Message
Ministry of National Defense Air Raid Alert
3. Missile Air Raid Alert
(1) Missile landing
(2) Missile falling into the sea
(3) Disintegration in the air (falling into the sea)
(4) Disintegration in the air (landing)
(5) Alert lifted
[Missile Air Raid Alert] ○ country launched a missiles at ○○:○○ and they will land in the ○○ area of Taiwan’s main island. Please take refuge in stable buildings or basements. Ministry of National Defense 02-23116117 Presidential Alert
Ministry of National Defense Air Raid Alert
3. Missile Air Raid Alert
(1) Missile landing
(2) Missile falling into the sea
(3) Disintegration in the air (falling into the sea)
(4) Disintegration in the air (landing)
(5) Alert lifted
[Missile Air Raid Alert] ○ country launched missiles at ○○:○○, and they will land in the ○○ area of Taiwan's main island. Please take refuge in stable buildings or basements; the mass transit will stop operating immediately. Ministry of National Defense 02-23116117 Presidential Alert
Ministry of National Defense Air Raid Alert
3. Missile Air Raid Alert
(1) Missile landing
(2) Missile falling into the sea
(3) Disintegration in the air (falling into the sea)
(4) Disintegration in the air (landing)
(5) Alert lifted
[Missile Air Raid Alert] ○ country launched missiles at ○○:○○, and they will land in the sea in the ○○. For the operating boats, please pay attention to the navigation safety. Ministry of National Defense 02-23116117 Emergency Alert
Ministry of National Defense Air Raid Alert
3. Missile Air Raid Alert
(1) Missile landing
(2) Missile falling into the sea
(3) Disintegration in the air (falling into the sea)
(4) Disintegration in the air (landing)
(5) Alert lifted
[Missile Air Raid Alert]○ country launched a missile at ○○:○○. The missile disintegrated after the lift and the wreck may fall in the sea area of ○○. For the operating boats, please pay attention to the navigation safety. Ministry of National Defense 02-23116117 Emergency Alert
Ministry of National Defense Air Raid Alert
3. Missile Air Raid Alert
(1) Missile landing
(2) Missile falling into the sea
(3) Disintegration in the air (falling into the sea)
(4) Disintegration in the air (landing)
(5) Alert lifted
[Missile Air Raid Alert] ○ country launched a missile at ○○:○○. The missile disintegrated after the lift and the wreck may fall in ○○ area. Please pay attention and if you find an unknown object, please report to the police. Ministry of National Defense 02-23116117 Presidential Alert
Ministry of National Defense Air Raid Alert
3. Missile Air Raid Alert
(1) Missile landing
(2) Missile falling into the sea
(3) Disintegration in the air (falling into the sea)
(4) Disintegration in the air (landing)
(5) Alert lifted
[Missile Air Raid Alert Lifted] ○ country launched a missile at ○○:○○. The missile had landed at ○○:○○ (flying over the airspace and falling into the sea area of ○○). If you find an unknown object, please report to the police and pay attention to the follow-up public information. Ministry of National Defense 02-23116117 Alert Message
Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan Nuclear Accident When the Central Emergency Management Center gives an order, it is sent by the Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan. [Nuclear Accident]This is a nuclear accident alarm. There is no radioactive release at the moment. Please follow the instructions of the police or the government’s instructions on TV or radio to action and keep an eye on the follow-up message. Atomic Energy Council Alert Message
Directorate-General of Personnel Administration, Executive Yuan Class and Work Suspension Notification The class and work suspension notification sent by the county and city governments. [Class and Work Suspension Notification]Taitung County: Tomorrow it has reached the standard of class and work suspension. The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration Alert Message
22 Special Municipality, County (City) Government Evacuation When the Emergency Management Center of each special municipality or county (city) government is established. Various types of disaster evacuation. Emergency Alert
Taiwan Power Company, Ministry of Economic Affairs Power Outage Notification Before the implementation of emergency zone rotation power outage caused by system accidents. Type 1 message content:
[Power Outage Notification] XX/XX XX:XXXX The power plant was shut down due to accidents. The current power supply capacity of the system is insufficient. It is expected that at XX:XX on XX/XX we will start the emergency zone rotation power outage. Taipower Company 1911 or visit the official website to inquire.
Type 2 message content:
[Power Saving Notice]XX/XX XX:XXXX The power plant was shut down due to accidents. The current system power supply capacity is insufficient. Please save electricity. Taipower Company 1911 or visit the official website to inquire.
Alert Message
China Petroleum Corporation, Ministry of Economic Affairs Explosion Explosions happened in the pipeline facilities under the jurisdiction of the Taoyuan (Dalin) Refinery and the Taichung (Yong-An) Natural Gas Plant. After the plant director or authorized personnel determined that the circumstances were serious, an emergency alert was issued for the residents around the plant. [Explosion]10/31 15:45 A major explosion occurred at the ○○ plant of CNPC. The resident in ○○ please pay attention and do not approach the factory area. CNPC ○○ site, call ○○○○ # ○○. Emergency Alert
China Petroleum Corporation, Ministry of Economic Affairs Industrial Fire Explosions happened in the pipeline facilities under the jurisdiction of the Taoyuan (Dalin) Refinery and the Taichung (Yong-An) Natural Gas Plant. After the plant director or authorized personnel determined that the circumstances were serious, an emergency alert was issued for the residents around the plant. Type 1 message content:
[Industrial Fire] 10/31 15:45 A major fire occurred at the ○○ plant of CNPC. The resident in ○○ please pay attention and do not approach the factory area. CNPC ○○ site, call ○○○○ # ○○.
Type 2 message content:
[Industrial Fire] A fire broke out at the ○○ plant of CNPC. In order to prevent smoke and dust from affecting people’s respiratory health, the residence in ○○ please suspend outdoor activities, and do not approach the factory area. CNPC ○○ site, call ○○○○ # ○○.
Emergency Alert
Taiwan Water Corporation, Ministry of Economic Affairs Emergency Water Outage When the water purification site or the water intake is invaded and poisoned, which may endanger people’s lives, the alert will be issued. [Emergency Water Outage] The 00 water purification site was poisoned at 00:00 on 00/00.The water supply company’s management office in Zone 0 immediately stopped the water supply operation. For more details, please visit the official website of the Management Office of Zone 0. 00-00000000 Alert Message
Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan Animal and Plant Epidemic When major international animal and plant epidemics are severe, when the risk of animal and plant infectious diseases is extremely high, or when there is an outbreak of animal infectious diseases across the country, it is necessary to immediately inform the national public to prevent the invasion of the disease. [Animal and Plant Epidemic] To prevent African swine fever, please do not deliver meat to Taiwan through online shopping. Offenders can be sentenced to 7 years in prison. If you return from abroad, please do not bring meat products into the country. Offenders can be fined 1 million dollars. Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture reminds you. 02-23431401 Alert Message
Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan Air Quality Alert The air quality indicator AQI > 200 within 20 km radius of the station. [Air Quality Alert] 2018/05/28 14:00 Bad air quality in your area. It is recommended to stay indoors, reduce outdoor activities, and wear a mask if you are out. Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan (02)23712121 Alert Message
Central Disaster Response Center (Ministry of the Interior) Major disaster alert After the establishment of the Central Disaster Relief Center, a major disaster threatening people’s lives and safety will occur, and emergency response will be taken as a time. [Emergency Alert]Due to ○○○ (disaster) at (where) on (when), please take refuge and stay informed.CEOC 02-81966999 Emergency Alert
Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan Animal and Plant Epidemic When major international animal and plant epidemics are severe, when the risk of animal and plant infectious diseases is extremely high, or when there is an outbreak of animal infectious diseases across the country, it is necessary to immediately inform the national public to prevent the invasion of the disease. [Animal and Plant Epidemic] To prevent African swine fever, please do not deliver meat to Taiwan through online shopping. Offenders can be sentenced to 7 years in prison. If you return from abroad, please do not bring meat products into the country. Offenders can be fined 1 million dollars. Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture reminds you. 02-23431401 Alert Message
Executive Yuan Agricultural Committee (Agriculture and Food Administration) Low-temp Alert When the Central Meteorological Administration issued a special report on low temperature, it was estimated that the temperature of the flatland would fall below 6 degrees Celsius for 24 hours, for the municipalities and counties (cities) in these areas. [Low-temp Alert] Temp below 6 °C likely.Stay warm and alert to cold damage.COA 049-2341013 Alert Message
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