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Central region battens down the hatches

Update: October, 27/2020 - 01:25

 

Thousands of fishing boats have docked at Thọ Quang Port in Đà Nẵng to escape from Storm Molave. VNS Photo Công Thành 

ĐÀ NẴNG — Residents have been instructed to leave temporary housing in the central provinces of Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi and Đà Nẵng before 5pm on Tuesday before Storm Molave makes landfall on Wednesday.

Authorities made the emergency announcement on Monday afternoon, calling for people and fishing boats to find safe shelter.

Schools in the central region will also be closed from October 27-28.

People in the region have been warned to shore up their houses to protect their property, while fishing boats were called in to dock on Monday morning. Thousands of boats had already made their way to Thọ Quang Port as of Sunday afternoon.

 

Thousands of fishing boats in the central provinces dock at Thọ Quang fishing port in Đà Nẵng city as Typhoon Molave will make a landfall on October 28. VNS Photo Công Thành 

The central region experienced severe damage from Typhoon Xangsane in 2006, with 276,000 houses either damaged or flooded.

In 2013, Storm Nari damaged more than 1,000 houses in Đà Nẵng.

The region has yet to recover from historic floods and landslides that hit over the past two weeks. — VNS

 

 

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