Torrential rains continue hitting north

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention & Control’s office sent urgent dispatch No. 39 to three provinces, cities of Hanoi, Thanh Hoa and Hoa Binh.

Torrential rains continue hitting north

As per urgent dispatch, the provinces and cities were asked to implement the solutions to prevent flooding in downland areas, urban areas, ensuring the safety of local people living in flooding areas such as Chuong My- Hanoi.

According to the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting, the fourth typhoon is moving quickly at 15 to 20km per hour in west west and south. It centered at 20.2 degrees north latitude and 108.3 degrees east longitude, 180km from Mong Cai, 370km from Vinh City.

In the next 24 hours, the typhoon will move west west and south with wind speeds at 10km per hour. The wind speed near its center is forecast to reach level 8. Some provinces from Quang Ninh to Nghe An will be effected by the typhoon.

Due to Bebinca’s impact, the sea areas in the provinces of Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An will see strong winds at level 6 to 7.

On August 16 to 18, torrential rains will hit the northern and north central region. The rainfall is expected to reach at 250mm to 350mm.

In addition, the south west monsoon is continuing to develop therefore tonight the areas in middle and southern part of the East Sea including Truong Sa Archipelago and the sea areas of Binh Thuan to Ca Mau province continue to experience the southwest monsoon at level 6-7, high waves at 2 to 4m and rough seas.

V.PHUC-Translated by V.Ha

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