Rescue forces have been instructed to focus on providing emergency aid to people in the flood-hit central region, especially in the provinces of Quảng Bình and Hà Tĩnh.
The ongoing heavy rains and flooding has killed 20 and 14 reportedly missing in central provinces, as the country braces for the seventh typhoon to occur in Việt Nam this year.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp has urged ministries, agencies and localities to implement measures to cope with heavy rains, floods and a low-pressure system in the East Sea.
Central provinces to be hit by Storm Noul banned vessels from going out to sea on Thursday as the tropical storm is forecast to make landfall on Friday morning.
Many regions across the country were expecting to see heavy rains from September 13 to 23 23, with downpours forecast mainly during the night and early morning, the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre said.