Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development cum Head of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control Cao Duc Phat chaired a meeting in Hanoi on November 2 to map out measures against the coming tropical storm Krosa.

Le Thanh Hai, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said the storm’s wind remains a strong velocity speed at level 12-13, with a complex moving direction.

In the next 24-48 hours, the storm will weaken to a tropical low pressure area. However it will still endanger off-shore ships, Hai said.

Storm Krosa, the 12th to hit Vietnam this year, will cause widespread rains from November 4-11 in the central region from Ha Tinh to Phu Yen.

Authorities in coastal localities have informed fishing vessels of the storm’s movement to help them avoid the dangerous zones.

Meanwhile, rescue forces and facilities were asked to stand ready against the natural calamity./.