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Tropical depression to land in Ca Mau

The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control yesterday held an emergency meeting in Hanoi to carry out solutions dealing with two parallel tropical depressions near seashore and the East Sea.

Vessels move on shore to avoid storm.

Vessels move on shore to avoid storm.

At the meeting, Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Mr. Hoang Duc Cuong said that the tropical depressions near seashore are expected to continue moving the westward as well as passing through Ca Mau Cape at its speed of level 6-9.

Because of the tropical depression influence, the southern coastal provinces have suffered heavy rains, thunderstorms and cyclones with the rainfall of 100- 150 mm from November 1-2.

According to Head of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Tran Quang Hoai, around 1,480 offshore vessels and 11,000 workers near the dangerous zone needed to be instructed to move the safe places.

In addition, five sea dyke projects in Mekong Delta provinces need to be protected.

Deputy Prime Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Standing Head of National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Hoang Van Thang asked the authorities must eye and update on-going weather news on sea in the complicated weather conditions of the tropical depressions in combination with strong operation of cold spell. 

Amid the two depressions hitting the southern region, the coastal provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta organized emergency meetings to carry out necessary measures dealing with the natural disaster.

Currently, there are 464 fishing boats and 2,644 workers in Ca Mau province still working on sea.

On the same day the provinces also decided to postpone commemoration for victims of storm Linda that landed in the Mekong Delta 20 years ago.

In order to actively cope with the current bad weather, the provincial authorities of Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Ben Tre and Kien Giang made their efforts in keeping in touch with thousands of offshore vessels, calling on residents and fishermen moving their boats to shore, asking residents to move aquaculture cages, and protecting dyke systems along sea to ensure absolute safe for life and production.

By Staff Writers- Translated by Huyen Huong

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