President Yoon Seok-yeol continued the all-night emergency standby system at the Yongsan Presidential Office in real-time on the 5th to prepare for Typhoon Hinnamno.
This is the first time that President Yoon stayed in the government building and waited all night since taking office in May.
This is because, before the ‘Yongsan period’, the Blue House office and the official residence were located in close proximity. It seems that President Yoon expressed his will to take care of the situation in real time as a disaster response control tower in a situation where enormous damage is feared due to extreme strong winds and heavy rain.
In addition, it is interpreted that the intention to block this in advance is interpreted as the remote command, which was performed while staying at a house in Seocho-dong during the torrential rain last month, has spread into a political workshop.
It is expected that Hin Nam-no will be closest to Jeju between the late night of the 5th and the early dawn of the 6th, so it is reported that President Yoon plans to meet frequently even at dawn.
Staff in the President’s Office are also on a 24-hour shift to maintain readiness. We are sharing the situation with relevant ministries and local governments and providing necessary support.
It is known that extra beds are already installed in the offices of the chief secretaries. Inside the presidential office, the phrase ‘sleepless night’ appeared.
President Yoon received a phone call from Prime Minister Han Deok-soo at around 9 pm that night, spokesman Kang In-sun said at a briefing at 10 pm.
Prime Minister Han suggested the need for military and police support at the disaster site, saying, “In a situation where damage may occur from tonight, there may be a shortage of firefighters, coast guards, and local government personnel for rescue and first aid.”
President Yoon immediately called Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-seop and Commissioner Yoon Hee-geun of the National Police Agency and said, “Security and public safety are also important factors for public safety, so the military and police should establish a cooperative system with disaster response agencies in each region and immediately put available manpower to the disaster site as much as possible. ” he instructed.
President Yoon also urged the military and police to support the evacuation of residents in dangerous areas in advance, and to do their best to support recovery such as rapid emergency recovery even after the typhoon has passed.
This is the first time that a late-night briefing has been held at the Yongsan Government Complex since the inauguration of President Yoon in May. Usually, if the situation occurred after the evening, a written briefing was held.
Earlier, at the National Crisis Management Center, an underground bunker in the presidential office, President Yoon checked the response posture through phone calls with the Jeju branch, Gyeongnam branch, Busan mayor, Ulsan mayor, and Jeonnam branch.
He also spoke with the head of the Fire Service, the head of the Korea Meteorological Administration, the head of the Maritime Police Agency, as well as the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, the Minister of National Defense, and the president of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power.
President Yoon, who appeared in a turquoise civil defense suit on his way to work that day, said, “The government will not slow down,” and said, “I will only answer questions related to Hin-nam-no as the situation is.” He was wearing a civil defense uniform.
President Yoon mainly discussed countermeasures against Hin Nam-no at the meeting of the chief secretary presided over by the president on the same day or the weekly meeting with Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, the presidential office said.
A high-ranking official at the presidential office answered, “Are you ready for sleep?” to a reporter’s question, “Pants have changed, but I think I’ve been well prepared.”
To the reporter’s question, ‘Do you put your eyes on a field bed or an extra bed even for a moment?’, he said, “I didn’t recognize that until now.”
When asked whether the last torrential rain was used as a teacher, he said, “The heart of a public official who has to stand by the people in an emergency has not changed.” ‘ he replied.
Meanwhile, President Yoon’s move to the official residence in Hannam-dong has not yet been made.
There is also a forecast that the move-in may be delayed until around mid-September due to this typhoon or inspection of the official residence system.
A high-ranking official at the presidential office said at a briefing that when asked about the time to move into the official residence, he said, “It is a day that is more important for us to observe (typhoon) than the official residence.
When asked about the date of moving in, President Yoon replied, “The official residence is not important.”
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