Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development cum Head of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control chaired an urgent meeting in Hanoi on October 11 evening to work out measures to prepare against Storm Nari, the 11 th to hit Vietnam so far this year.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting (NCHMF), in the morning of October 12, the storm went through Luzon island in the Philippines towards the East Sea.

By 10:00AM the same day, it was spotted around 700km southeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago, with a wind speed of 118-133km per hour.

In the next 24 hours, the storm is forecast to move west at a speed of 20km per hour or even faster.

Le Thanh Hai, NCHMF Deputy Director said this strong storm is likely to hit Vietnam in the next 3-4 days.

Authorities in coastal localities have notified fishing vessels of the storm’s movement to help them avoid the danger zones.
Localities nationwide are also required to inspect reservoirs and dykes to ensure their safe operation.-VNA