Taiwan launches multiple disaster drills on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is carrying out a number of disaster drills on Monday (Sept. 21), including alerts for earthquakes, air raids, and tsunamis. To mark Taiwan's National Disast...

Tokyo Olympics: Preparing for everything including a quake

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and government officials are preparing for everything, including an earthquake taking place during next year's games. They ran a simulation dis...

Taiwan's CWB sent test tsunami, earthquake alerts to 4G users on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of National Disaster Preparedness day on Friday (Sept. 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) tested the country's Public Warning System (PWS) by sending test tsunam...

Taiwan's CWB to send test tsunami, earthquake alerts to mobile phones on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of National Disaster Preparedness day on Friday (Sept. 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) will test the country's Public Warning System (PWS) by sending test tsu...

Responders hone parachuting, other skills at doomsday drill

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) -- The parachutes slowly float down from Chinook helicopters, first carrying boxes of supplies and then the paratroopers who set up a field operations center as part of a readiness...

Ma calls for greater international exchanges in humanitarian aid

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou called for greater opportunities for Taiwan to share its experience in providing disaster relief and humanitarian assistance with other countries, after h...

Military joins local government disaster drill in central Taiwan

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) About 800 servicemen were mobilized Thursday to take part in a large-scale disaster drill held by a local government in central Taiwan as part of an effort to improve the countr...