PM Demands Urgent Actions in Response to Powerful Storm Chaba | Environment

The direction of movement of Storm Chaba. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh published on July 1 a official dispatchdemanding urgent actions be taken in response to the approach storm Shaba.

The dispatch notes that Chaba, the first tropical storm to hit the East Sea this year, is expected to gain strength and bring torrential rains to the northern region between July 2 and July 7.

The coastal areas of Quang Ninh to Ninh Binh provinces are likely to have high waves combined with high tides, affecting the sea dike system and causing flooding in low-lying areas.

To deal with this storm, the Prime Minister asked the ministries, sectors and localities concerned to continue to call on ships at sea to leave dangerous areas and take shelter while ensuring the safety of people and vehicles involved in aquaculture, fishing and other marine activities.

Localities must have plans to evacuate people living in areas at high risk of flash floods and landslides, he said.

They are instructed to provide security for reservoirs, especially small hydroelectric reservoirs, main irrigation reservoirs for flood evacuation, and to field forces in case of emergency, he said. added.

The National Hydrometeorological Prediction Center warned that heavy rain will hit the northeast region with rainfall of 40-90 mm on July 2.

Rainfall is expected to be 100-200 mm in the northern region and up to 150-300 mm in the northeast region on July 3-4.

At 7 p.m. on July 2, the eye of the typhoon will be on the east coast of China’s Leizhou Peninsula, about 220 km south-southeast of Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. The strongest wind near the eye of the storm is expected to reach up to 117 km/h.

The typhoon is moving northwest at 15-20 km/h, the center said./.


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