Hanoi is taking a lot of measures to actively deal with abnormal weather phenomena in order to minimise the loss of human life and property.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao said that due to predictions of increasing numbers of storms and low pressure systems and the early appearance of heat waves and floods, the city has prepared for expenditure, forces and means of transportation to ensure the implementation of preventive measures and search and rescue activities in case a disaster occurs.

All districts were asked to define areas prone to natural disasters and take the initiative in evacuating locals from dangerous areas, especially those close to rivers and in parts at risk of landslides.

Thao urged local authorities to store food, medicine and basic necessities to support people to overcome the consequences of storms and floods.

He stressed the need to provide locals with information on disaster types and basic knowledge on how to cope with natural calamities.-VNA