Frontline Steering Committee in response to Storm Molave established
23:53 | 27/10/2020

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday decided to establish a Frontline Steering Committee stationed in Da Nang to direct responses to Storm Molave.

 The Committee is led by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung who is also the Chairman of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Chairman of the National Committee for Incident Response and Search and Rescue.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong is the deputy head of the Committee.

Members of the Committee include leaders of the Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Construction and the Government Office.

The Committee is responsible for directing agencies and localities in coping with the storm to mitigate the consequences and regularly update the situation to the Prime Minister.

On Monday, the Government chief ordered the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and relevant ministries, agencies, and localities to keep a close watch on and outline preventive measures against storm Molave

Storm Molave, the ninth of this year and the fourth within a month, is forecasted make landfall in the central region, from Thua Thien-Hue to Khanh Hoa province, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

As of 4 am on October 27, the storm’s eye was some 320 km north-northeast of Song Tu Tay island, with the strongest winds reaching 135-150 km per hour and gust of up to 167-183 km per hour.

It is expected that by 4 am on October 28, the storm’s eye will be right over waters of the coastline from Da Nang city to Phu Yen province, with the maximum wind speed of 165 km per hour.

Torrential downpours will blanket the central localities from October 27-29. Inundation is forecast for lagoons and low-lying areas from Thua Thien-Hue to Quang Ngai province.

By Thuy Dung

 

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