Urgently respond to typhoon No. 8 heading to the Central region

On the morning of October 21, 2020, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control held a conference to direct response to storms, rains and floods in the central provinces. The conference was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung directed: to focus on the relief of people in flood areas

At the meeting, Mr. Mai Van Khiem – Director of the National Center for Meteorological and Hydrological Forecasting said: At 7 o’clock on October 21, the location of the storm’s center 8 was about 16.2 North latitude; 118.6 degrees East longitude, about 680km from the Paracel Islands to the Southeast. The strongest wind in the area near the center of strong storms level 8 (60-75km / hour), level 10. It is forecasted that in the next 24 hours, the storm will move in the Northwest direction, each hour is about 10km and is capable of strong more.

Typhoon No. 8 headed to the mainland of the North Central and Central Central provinces, directly affected time around October 24 and October 25. Typhoon No. 8 will cause rain in the plains of Thanh Hoa provinces to Thua Thien Hue, with rainfall from 200 to 300mm.

According to Mr. Mai Van Khiem, typhoon No. 8 did not have too much influence on wind and rain, but because the area affected by typhoon 8 suffered from floods, floods, landslides … it is likely to cause damage. great harm.

In order to proactively cope with the storm No. 8, which is directly entering the Central region, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong suggested relevant agencies and localities located in the affected areas of the storm need to urgently notify ships. into safe shelters, especially ships engaged in marine economic activities. During the last storm, fishing boats all managed to get into safe shelters, but there were 8 passenger ships in an accident, this is a lesson that needs to be learned – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development emphasized.

Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong suggested to pay close attention to the response and rescue. Currently, the entire western slope of the central region is saturated. If there are any additional small injuries, it will cause a big risk of landslides. More than 2,000 lakes in the central region are basically filled with water. Therefore, hydropower and irrigation reservoirs must be placed under strict control, especially Ke Go lake and Ta Trach lake. The Minister suggested that the General Department of Water Resources and localities supervise it closely because if only rain 200-300mm, there is still a high risk.

Speaking at the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung emphasized: to focus on the relief of people in flooded areas, urgently aid in food and essentials for people, especially in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces.

Deputy Prime Minister said that when he went to field inspection, the area damaged by rain, flood and landslides in the Central region still had many households with great difficulties, especially in terms of food and other necessities. The relief teams have only just entered the area convenient for traffic, but in many difficult places, the relief goods have not yet reached the people.

The Deputy Prime Minister suggested that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development need to support each province suffering from floods and landslides in the Central region with 5 tons of sausages, because in addition to instant noodles and bread, they also need sausages to ensure adequate nutrition. . In particular, how should the relief goods reach the people – the Deputy Prime Minister directs.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, for relief goods, it is necessary to focus on delivering to the local authorities, because through those agencies, the exact list of really difficult circumstances should be grasped, from which the goods are saved. new support to the right situation to support.

To cope with typhoon No. 8, the Deputy Prime Minister noted that the central region has suffered heavy losses from the last natural disaster, so it is necessary to soon make a plan to respond to typhoon No. 8 to minimize the damage. In particular, the localities related to typhoon No. 8 must develop plans to respond to the motto 4 on the spot, plan to evacuate people when the storm comes ashore, and at the same time safely manage the dam lake, as well as the lower area. du.

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