PM asks localities to prepare for 13th tropical storm
VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a notice asking localities from south-central to southern regions, including the Central Highlands, to take measures against another storm, which is now a tropical depression in the East Sea.
In addition, powerful Storm Haiyan in the western part of the Pacific is quickly moving in a west-northwest direction, and is predicted to enter the East Sea on late November 8.
The PM asked coastal provinces and cities from Da Nang to Ca Mau and Kien Giang to keep a close watch on the developments of the low depression and Storm Haiyan and to promptly inform offshore vessels of their positions.
Coastal localities should issue a ban to keep fishing vessels fr om going out to sea from November 6.
Checks must be conducted to ensure the safety of dykes and water reservoirs and fish farming equipment while evacuation plans set up and supplies of food and essential goods stocked up.
Mekong Delta provinces should take measures to protect people and property in case of flooding or landslide in coastal areas and river banks.
Relevant ministries and agencies are urged to mobilize forces and stand ready for action.
The storm is forecast to bring torrential rain to south-central provinces, the south part of the Central Highlands and the southern region.
Related localities have promptly taken preparatory measures. They have contacted fishing vessels to urge them find shelters, devised plans for evacuation of those residing in and around areas vulnerable to flood and landslide, and checked reservoirs and aquatic farms./.
By Kim Loan