The year 2017 led to an increasing number of maritime mishaps involving fishing and cargo ships in the seas around Việt Nam, highlighting the perils seafarers face.
People evacuated in the Mekong Delta province of Sóc Trăng returned to their homes on Tuesday as Typhoon Tembin weakened into a less powerful tropical depression.
More than 1.1 million people in 15 provinces and cities in the south have been relocated to safe places before Typhoon Tembin, which is forecast to land in the coastal area from Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu to Cà Mau provinces early morning today.
The National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre this morning reported that Typhoon Tembin, the 16th tropical storm over the East Sea this year, has weakened into a tropical depression in the south of Việt Nam.
On the morning of December 25, a total of 1,168,137 people in 15 provinces and cities in the south were relocated to safe places before storm Tembin makes land fall.
As Typhoon Tembin approaches the mainland, “inexperienced” localities in the south, which rarely face heavy storms, are actively preparing for worst case scenarios.