Another storm forecast to hit the country

According to the Hydrography Meteor Forecast National Center, a tropical low-pressure system has been identified off the East coast of Luzon Island of the Philippines.

          Direction of the tropical low-pressure

The tropical low-pressure front entered the East Sea on July 18. Winds near the center of the storm have been measured at 61-74 kilometers an hour.

The tropical low-pressure system has been forecast to move west by north-west, at a speed of 15km/hr on July 19.

Wind speeds within the storm have been measured at 61km/hr, with gusts up to 75-88km/hr.

There is the possibility that the incoming low-pressure system will develop into a storm or typhoon.

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention ordered all boats from the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh to the central province of Quang Ngai to stay docked in avoidance of the typhoon.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention, 12 people are still missing after tropical storm Conson hit northern Vietnam on July 17.

Quang Ninh Province’s Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention reported that five fishermen were found and rescued on July 18.

Meanwhile Quang Ngai’s border armed forces saved six people reported that missing on the Hoang Sa archipelago July 16.

Only female tourist remained unfound in Thanh Hoa Province.

In Quang Ninh, more than 300 houses were knocked down or lost their roofs; 27 boats were sunk or broken and over 30 aquaculture floating cages were cracked and swept away.

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention has asked local authorities of provinces by the typhoon to help people repair damages after the storm.


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By Staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

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