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Deputy PM urges preparations for Storm Nakri
  • By Nguyen Duong | | November 08, 2019 04:39 PM
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged the Ministry of Transport to send rescue ships to the southern central province of Binh Dinh to help the locality in advance of approaching Storm Nakri.

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung, head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, chaired an online meeting on responses to Storm Nakri on Friday morning.


Deputy PM Trinh Dinh dung at the online meeting

At the event, Mai Van Khiem, director of the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, said that the typhoon would directly affect the provinces from Quang Ngai to Khanh Hoa on November 10-11, bringing strong winds.

The storm would also result in heavy rains for many localities from Danang City to the Central Highlands region.

The provinces of Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Ninh Thuan and the Central Highlands have been warned of facing high floods.

By 4 pm on Thursday, around 47,330 fishing boats and ships were informed of the storm for shelter.

Dozens of fishing boats and ships have arrived in the Philippines for shelter. 

According to General Le Manh Tien, Deputy Chief of Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue, thousands of soldiers have been assigned for the rescue during the storm.

Ho Quoc Dung, chairman of Binh Dinh People’s Committee, said that many boats and ships often dock at Quy Nhon Port, including many from other localities. However, the province does not have big ships for rescue. He proposed the National Committee for Search and Rescue for the support.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that Storm Nakri would be complicated, so localities should make careful preparations.

The deputy PM asked localities to ensure safety for people and infrastructure works. He instructed the Ministry of Transport to send ships to Binh Dinh Province for the possible rescue.

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