Nation Gets Ready to Face Typhoon Lekima

Viet Nam must put all of its resources into the prevention work of Typhoon Lekima which is forecast to hit the mainland tomorrow night, said Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung in an emergency meeting held yesterday.

A photo of Typhoon Lekima  taken from satellite

Mr. Hung urged all relevant agencies and officials to maintain regular radio contact with offshore fishermen and prohibit any ship from sailing out to sea beyond the latitude of 14 degrees north at any cost.

Local army forces must also instruct all offshore ships to head to shelter. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will seek permission to have Vietnamese ships stayed in other countries and territories during the storm, he added.

Moreover, immediate evacuation must be carried out in storm-stricken areas. Relevant officials have the responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of local people during this natural disaster.

Typhoon Lekima is moving in great speed and will affect a large area of the country. According to the National Hydrometeorology Forecast Center, the storm will hit central Viet Nam on September 4. 

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By Staff Writers – Translated by Khanh Hong

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