Updated  
October, 01 2012 09:55:36

Tropical depression sparks storm warning

HA NOI — Coastal regions of Viet Nam could face a severe storm in the next 24 hours, following yesterday's warning from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting that a nearby tropical depression could escalate.

The centre forecasts that at 1pm today, the depression located at 320km south-east of Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands with wind power of 62-74 kph, could cause heavy rain in the sea of provinces from central Quang Binh to southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces.

The Central Steering Board for Flood and Storm Prevention Committee and the National Search and Rescue Committee have asked provinces from Quang Binh to Ba Ria-Vung Tau to closely manage boat sailing; relay the depression route to boat owners and carry out storm prevention measures. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.