As many as 33,208 fishing vessels with 125,834 people on board working in the East Sea have been notified of the approaching Rammasun storm so that they can seek shelter on time, said the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control on July 15.

The committee’s office said it sent a note on July 14 to authorities of coastal localities from northern Quang Ninh to southern Ba Ria – Vung Tau provinces urging them to swiftly brace for the storm Rammasun.

The Health Ministry and the Staff of the High Command of the Border Guard Force have also instructed their local units to make preparations for it.

The Central Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre said at 7:00 am on July 15, the eye of the storm was at 12.7 degrees north latitude, 125.6 degrees east longitude, and about 520km east-southeast of the Philippines’s Luzon Island. It packed maximum wind speed at between 118 and 149km per hour.

In the next 24 hours, the storm is forecast to mainly move westwards and later change its path to west-northwest at a speed of 20km.

By 7:00 am on July 16, Rammasun is predicted to be at 14.2 degrees north latitude and 121.2 degrees east longitude in the central region of the Philippines .

Meteorologists warned this is a strong storm with fast movements and complicated developments. It is expected to cause rough sea in the eastern part of the East Sea a from July 16 night.-VNA