|Ships take shelter in the central province of Nghệ An. — VNA/VNS Photo Tá Chuyên|
HÀ NỘI — Typhoon Nalgae, the seventh this year, is forecast to be around 580km off Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Island by 7am on Monday with wind speeds of more than 100km per hour, said the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Weather Forecasting.
By 7am Tuesday, the typhoon will be about 550km off Hoàng Sa Island, moving in a northeasterly direction. Wind speeds will be 103-117km per hour (kph).
The northern area of the East Sea will face a disaster risk of level three (five is the highest).
In the next two days, the typhoon will move mainly north-northwest, with wind speeds of about 118-133kph, before shifting to a northwest direction, with windspeeds slowing to 103-117kph.
Due to the typhoon, conditions on the East Sea will be seriously rough, with waves from five to nine metres in height.
To cope with the typhoon, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control sent a letter to concerned ministries and agencies on Sunday.
The committee requires provinces, cities and ministries to monitor the typhoon’s developments closely and notify ship owners and captains of the typhoon’s movement direction to avoid dangerous areas.
Provinces and cities must strictly manage ships, communicate regularly with ship owners and prepare rescue forces.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will closely monitor the typhoon’s developments to implement response measures.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted other countries in the region, requesting they allow fishing vessels to take shelter if required.
The Vietnam News Agency, Việt Nam Television and Voice of Việt Nam, and local media agencies must strengthen information on the typhoon’s developments and response work.
Concerned organisations must be on duty and regularly report the situation to the national steering committee. — VNS