In June, the capital Hanoi will set up 13 working groups to inspect the prevention of storms and floods in the locality and deal with cases in violation of the Dyke Law.

In the past week, eight cases violating the law were detected.

The groups will regularly examine local dyke systems and irrigation works.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the number of storms affecting Vietnam in 2014 will be fewer than that of last year, but they will get stronger.

It predicts that about 10-12 storms and tropical depressions may appear in the East Sea this year, 4-5 of which will directly affect mainland Vietnam.

The Red River Delta in the north may be hit by 2-3 storms or tropical depressions, mainly in July, August and September.-VNA