Typhoon Saudel to affect directly Central Vietnam from October 24

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Deputy Prime Minister, Head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control cum Chief of the National Committee for Incident and Disaster Response and Search and Rescue chaired a meeting with relevant agencies this morning in the capital city of Hanoi to adopt measures against newly-formed storm Saudel, rescue operations and urgently overcome damage in the Central region from floods affected by typhoon Linfa and Nangka. 

A meeting of the National Committee for Incident and Disaster Response and Search and Rescue about rescue operations as well as dealing with newly-formed storm Saudel

A meeting of the National Committee for Incident and Disaster Response and Search and Rescue about rescue operations as well as dealing with newly-formed storm Saudel

At the meeting, Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Mai Van Khiem informed that Saudel had entered the East Sea to become the eighth storm in this year’s stormy season. 

 Typhoon Saudel to affect directly Central Vietnam from October 24 ảnh 1 Director of the National Hydrology
Meteorology Forecast Center
Mai Van Khiem
As of this morning, Saudel was fizzled at around 680 kilometers far from the Paracel Islands with sustained winds of level 8-11.

The tropical storm is expected to affect directly the mainland provinces of Vietnam, bringing heavy rainfalls of 200 to 300 mm, from the midnight of October 24. 

Risk of landslides in the Central provinces and cities could happen at any time as the eight storm makes landfall. 

Amid the current complicated weather conditions, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung required step-by-step preparedness for ensuring safety in both sea and land, evacuating people from storm-prone areas, reviewing small- large reservoirs. 

He also asked the Central Steering Committee and the National Committee for Natural Disaster Response and Search and Rescue to send functional forces to support the flood-hit people via using canoes and helicopters for relief and rescue operations .

By staff writers- Translated by Huyen Huong

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