Evacuees in storm-effected localities return home hinh anh 1Evacuated people in Vi Thanh ​city of Hau Giang province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Evacuees in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang returned their home on December 26 as typhoon Tembin weakened into a low tropical pressure.

Soc Trang authorities moved about 30.000 local residents to safe places.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Chuyen, ferries crossing rivers have resumed operation, while fishing vessels have been asked to wait for local authorities’ permission to go out to sea.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Tien Hai, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ca Mau province said that about evacuated 82,000 people whose houses are in risky areas in the locality also returned home from their shelter on December 26.

On December 26, heavy rain and strong wind have been seen in many localities. Locals are warned not to neglect safety measures to protect themselves and their property.

At the same time, all agencies, sectors and locals of Ben Tre province have resumed their normal activities. About 21,000 Ben Tre people were displaced due to the storm.

In the coastal district of Can Gio of Ho Chi Minh City, all evacuated people are allowed to return their home, but students have still had day off and ships are still banned to go out to sea.

In Tien Giang province, the weather has become better on December 26, allowing all people to return their normal life.

About 50,000 people in the two coastal districts of Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong were evacuated, while nearly 800 fishing boats were banned from operating at sea before Typhoon Tembin, the 16th of its kind in the East Sea, approached.

At 4am on December 26, the centre of the low pressure was in the waters offshore Bac Lieu and Ca Mau provinces with the strongest wind speed of 40-60km per hour.

 In the next 12 hours, it will move west at a speed of 15-20km per hour.

 The low pressure is forecast to bring heavy rains along the coast from Binh Dinh to Phu Yen, posing a risk of flash flood and landslides.-VNA