Tropical typhoon ‘Talas’ enters mainland

A strongest wind in the Gulf of Tonkin yesterday gusted level 7-9 because of storm circulation Talas, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

The central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Da Nang experienced torrential rains with the highest rainfall of 177- 247 mm.

Early morning today, the typhoon entered the mainland of the central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Ha Tinh with its maximum wind of level 8- 11.

After the tropical typhoon entered the mainland, it moved the west- northwestwards at 20 kilometers per hour and weakened into a low tropical- pressure system in Laos.

However, the storm circulation continues causing heavy rains in the north and north- central region from July 16- 18.

The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control asked the affected provinces to quickly outline measures to deal with the bad weather condition this early morning.

Amid the current complicated weather condition, Deputy Head of Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Mr. Hoang Van Thang required Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh to quickly evacuate residents as well as warn vessels out of the dangerous zones.

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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