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The municipal and provincial Steering Committees for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control have been urged to closely monitor the development of calamities such as flood, flashflood, and landslide.

The standing office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control issued a notice on August 29, requesting localities nationwide to apply necessary measures to ensure safety for locals in lower areas or flood- and landslide-prone ones.

The central steering committee asked the northern provinces of Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho to inform people and investors of floodwater letting out via the floodgate of the Tuyen Quang hydropower reservoir.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre, heavy rain will rage through the northern region from August 31 to September 3.

In the Gulf of Tokin area (including Bach Long Vi, Co To, Van Don, and Cat Hai islands), there would be thunderstorms with tornadoes and strong winds of levels 7-8.

There is a high risk of flashfloods and landslides in the northern mountainous provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Son La, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Quang Ninh, Bac Kan, Bac Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son.-VNA