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Twelfth storm of the year rumbles toward central coast

Update: October, 31/2013 - 09:36
The storm, known as Krosa, has passed over the northern Philippines' island of Luzon and is headed west towards the East Sea..— Photo nchmf
HA NOI  (VNS) — Viet Nam is likely to experience its 12th tropical storm this year.

The storm, known as Krosa, has passed over the northern Philippines' island of Luzon and is headed west towards the East Sea.

If the storm maintains its present direction, it is likely to hit the north central coast of Viet Nam within three days.

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting predicts the storm will gain strength and develop into a full cyclone.

By 1pm yesterday, the storm was 670km from the Philippines with wind speeds ranging from 75-102km per hour. It was moving west at 20-25km per hour.

The storm is forecast to cause rough seas in the eastern part of the East Sea.

Office Director of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control, Vu Van Tu, yesterday ordered coastal localities to inform fishing boats of the imminent danger and to set up rescue teams for any emergencies. — VNS

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