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Typhoon Hagupit enters East Sea

Update: December, 09/2014 - 09:41
The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control sent three teams to localities in the south central, central highlands and southeast regions yesterday to ensure that they were prepared for the typhoon.

HA NOI (VNS) — Typhoon Hagupit will likely enter the eastern part of the East Sea early this morning after battering the Philippines on Saturday, where it killed at least 21 people, warned the National Centre for Hydro – Meteorological Forecasting.

The centre also said the typhoon, known in the Philippines as Ruby, would make landfall in Viet Nam late this week.

The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control sent three teams to localities in the south central, central highlands and southeast regions yesterday to ensure that they were prepared for the typhoon.

Coastal localities from Da Nang to Kien Giang warned over 171,100 fishermen to head for safety, according to the committee.

The typhoon was causing rough swells and strong winds in the middle part of the East Sea as it moved west at 15km/hr, according to the hydro – meteorological forecasting centre. Provinces from Quang Tri to Ca Mau were hit by 2-3m high waves.

By 4pm tomorrow, the eye of the typhoon will be about 240km north of Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago's Song Tu Tay Island, with winds reaching 62-74km per hour. — VNS

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