Proactive preparations are urged in the face of an incoming tropical depression which is likely to strengthen into a typhoon over the next 24-48 hours, the central steering on natural disaster prevention said.
Thousands of reservoirs across the country are facing threat of breaking as they are in full capacity due to heavy rainfalls in recent weeks.
The number of dead people due to typhoon Damrey now raised to 69, 20 people higher than the Monday report of central and south central localities – where the typhoon churned through.
Continuous heavy rains have worsened the inundation due to heavy floods that occurred on Sunday morning in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.
In recent years, the mountainous province of Yen Bai in the north has consistently been among the hardest hit by natural disasters.
Typhoon Damrey has wreaked havoc in the south central coast of Việt Nam, killing 27 people and leaving 22 others missing by Sunday morning after making landfall on Saturday morning in the central province of Khánh Hòa.
At least 20 people have died and 17 are missing as Typhoon Damrey, the 12th to emerge from the East Sea this year, made landfall this morning in the south-central province of Khánh Hoà.
At 9pm, the centre of the typhoon Damrey - 12th of its kind arising in the East Sea so far this year – is 220km to the east of Phú Yên – Khánh Hoà – Ninh Thuận coast.
The Steering Committee for natural disaster prevention and control, on Thursday, held an urgent meeting to prepare for storm no. 12, internationally known as Damrey.
The low pressure area in the East Sea (South China Sea) has strengthened into a tropical depression, causing bad weather in the southern coastal provinces.