Functional forces must ensure contact information against storm Sonca

VietNamNet Bridge – Tropical Storm Sonca, the fourth to hit Viet Nam this year, is forecast to make landfall in central and northcentral Viet Nam on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre. The latest image of Storm Sonca (or Storm No 4). — Source: The National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre According to the centre, the storm has hardly moved in the past 24 hours. At 4am on Monday, the typhoon location was about 150km southeast of Hainan (China). The strongest winds near the typhoon centre reach the speed of 60km-75km per hour. In the next 24 to 48 hours, the storm is forecast to make landfall from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh provinces before weakening into a tropical depression. From tomorrow, coastal areas from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh will have high waves of up to 2-3m and rough sea. These provinces will also face torrential rainfall of 100-250mm. From Tuesday evening and night, in the Red River Delta, Hoa Binh, Son La and the north of Central Highlands, there will be moderate to heavy rain (rainfall from 50 to 150mm). By 4am on Wednesday, the Tonkin Gulf is predicted to experience strong wind of 40-60km per hour. Sonca Storm will also bring rains and thunderstorms in the middle and south of East Sea (including the Spratly Islands), and the sea areas from Ninh Thuan to Ca Mau Province. From Ca Mau to Kien Giang Province, the Gulf of Thailand, there will be rain…... [read more]

Broken trees due to the storm in Quang Tri province. Photo: vnexpress.net The central province of Quang Tri has evacuated 1,296 households in coastal and island districts to safer places. The 3,983 residents evacuated are from Gio Linh, Vinh Linh, Trieu Phong, Hai Lang and Con Co districts and Dong Ha town. Quang Tri has also called on 2,364 vessels with nearly 7,400 people on board to anchor at wharves and avoid dangerous zones. The provincial People’s Committee has issued an urgent notice on storm preparedness, asking for attention to ensuring safety for vessels at wharves and supervising reservoirs in localities. Under the notice, unnecessary meetings will be cancelled and officials are required to focus on directing efforts against the storm. Quang Tri is suffering torrential rains with rainfall measuring in such areas as Thach Han, Cua Viet and Dong Ha ranging from 126mm to 171mm. In the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, 29,350 houses in coastal and mountainous areas of Phu Vang, Phu Loc, Phong Dien, Quang Dien, A Luoi and Nam Dong districts are also expected to be evacuated soon. The localities are requested to work round the clock in case of unexpected incidents at night. Local competent agencies have checked the safety of reservoirs, high voltage stations, antennas, base transceiver stations (BTS), advertising boards and trees. The storm is forecast to affect more than 25,570 ha of rice of the summer-autumn crop, which are flowering, in the province. The Thanh Hoa…... [read more]

Satellite image of tropical storm Sonca approaching central region of Vietnam. The storm poses high risk of floods and landslides. (Photo: nchmf.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Tropical storm Sonca, the fourth to strike the East Sea and third to hit Vietnam this year, is forecast to make landfall in central provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Tri on July 25 afternoon and poses a risk of floods and landslides, according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting. The centre said that the strongest winds near the typhoon’s centre reach 60-75 kilometres per hour. In the next 24 hours, the storm will likely to move west and north-west at 15 kilometres per hour and weaken to a tropical low pressure system. From July 25, coastal areas from Thanh Hoa to Quang Tri will experience waves of up to 2-3 metres, while central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue face downpours between 150 millimetres and 250 millimetres. Meanwhile, the Red River Delta, north western provinces of Hoa Binh and Son La and Central region will see moderate to heavy rain (rainfall from 50 millimetres to 150 millimetres). Sonca will also bring rains and thunderstorms in the middle and south of the East Sea (including the Spratly archipelagos) as well as coastal areas from the south central province of Ninh Thuan to the southernmost province of Ca Mau. From Ca Mau to Kien Giang provinces and the Gulf of Thailand, there will be showers and scattered thunderstorms. …... [read more]

NDO – Storm Sonca, the fourth large-scale storm to hit the East Sea this year, made landfall in the northern part of the central province of Quang Tri on July 25 afternoon and downgraded to a tropical depression, according to the latest information from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). >>> Localities brace for fourth storm in East Sea As of 4pm on Tuesday, the storm’s centre was located at approximately 17 degrees north latitude and 106.8 degrees east longitude, right on the areas of Quang Binh-Quang Tri provinces, with strongest winds in the eye of the storm recorded at 50-60kph. The State meteorological agency forecast that in the next 12 hours, the typhoon will move mainly to the west-north west at about 15kph and weaken into a tropical depression. By 1am on July 26, the tropical depression will be centred at about 17.5 degrees north latitude and 105.3 degrees east longitude, in Central Laos. The strongest wind of the tropical low pressure will be at about 40-50kph. To deal with the storm, the Central Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention and Control this morning held an online meeting with six central provinces, including Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, to discuss specific measures. At the meeting, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, who is also head of the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, proposed mobilising all forces to respond to Sonca and…... [read more]

A tropical depression in the East Vietnam Sea has developed into Storm Sonca and is heading toward north-central Vietnam. Typhoon Sonca was centered 150 kilometers southeast of China’s Hainan Island as of 4:00 am on Monday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. The storm is expected to produce winds of 60 to 75km per hour and squalls of up to 100km an hour, traveling northwestward at a velocity of five kilometers per hour. In the next 24 to 48 hours, the typhoon is forecast to make landfall in provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh in north-central Vietnam before weakening into a tropical low. The weather system should remain in the region until Wednesday morning, packing winds of 40 to 60km per hour. Hoang Duc Cuong, director of the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, said that they would be monitoring the storm closely this week. Under the influence of Sonca, rough seas and waves of up to three and five meters are anticipated in the northern part of the East Vietnam Sea. The central and southern regions will also be affected by strong winds, while rain is in the forecast along the coastline from Ca Mau City to Kien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. Heavy rain will impact provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh. Southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, will be influenced by downpours over coming days, with torrential rain likely in the evening…... [read more]

NDO – The Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control and the National Committee for Search and Rescue has issued joint Telegraph No. 29 to coastal provinces and cities from Quang Ninh to Da Nang, the northern localities and concerned ministries and agencies to be ready for Storm Sonca, the fourth large-scale storm to hit the East Sea this year. According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), a tropical depression experienced in the afternoon on July 23 intensified, becoming the fourth storm in the East Sea so far this year. At 7am on July 24, the centre of the storm was approximately 17.3 degrees north latitude and 111.3 degrees east longitude, about 180km to the southeast of China’s Hainan Island. The strongest wind speeds then were between 60 and 75km per hour. In the following 24 hours, Sonca is forecast to move at 10km per hour to the west-north west. At 7am of July 25, its centre is predicted at 18.2 degrees north latitude and 108.9 degrees east longitude, in the sea area of the southern part of Hainan Island. It could continue sustaining wind speeds of 60-75km per hour. The dangerous area in the next 24 hours will be from 16.5 to 20.5 degrees north and in the west of the 113th meridian east. In the next 24-48 hours, the storm will move between west and northwest at some 15km per hour, causing landslides in the vicinity of Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh provinces and degrading…... [read more]

The forecast path of storm Sonca, the fourth storm in the East Sea this year (Photo: nchmf.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – A tropical depression on July 23 afternoon intensified into the fourth storm in the East Sea so far this year, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. At 1pm of July 23, the centre of the storm, called Sonca, was about 17.6 degrees north latitude and 111.2 degrees east longitude, about 140km to the southeast of China’s Hainan Island. The strongest wind speeds then were between 60 and 75km per hour. In the following 24 hours, Sonca is forecast to move at some 5km per hour to the west. At 1pm of July 24, its centre is predicted at 17.8 degrees north latitude and 109.8 degrees east longitude, on the sea area in the southern part of Hainan Island. It could continue sustaining wind speeds of 60 – 75km per hour. The dangerous area at this time will be from 16.5 to 20.5 degrees north latitude and in the west of the 113th meridian east. [Photos: Ha Giang after the storm] In the next 24 – 48 hours, the storm will move between west and northwest at some 10km per hour. At 1pm of July 25, its centre is forecast at about 18.3 degrees north and 107.8 degrees east, about 210km east-southeasterly off the coast from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh provinces. Strongest wind speeds are expected at 60-75km per hour. …... [read more]

The strongest wind near the center gusted 60- 75 kilometers per hour.  In next 24 hours, it is going to move the west-northwestwards at 15 kilometers an hour.  By tonight, the storm will weaken into the tropical low pressure system after it enters the central coastal provinces from Ha Tinh to Quang Tri.  Its eye is forecast to be at 17.7 degrees north latitude and 105.8 degrees east longitude in the area of Vietnam- Laos border by 4am tomorrow.The maximum wind near the center could reach at level 6-9.  Within next 24 hours, the dangerous zone will parallel at 16- 19.5 degrees north latitude and 111.0 degrees east longitude with its peak wind of level 8-10, big wave of 3-5 meters and sea rough.  The tropical low depression is predicted to move westwards at 15-20 kilometers an hour, and weaken into a tropical low pressure zone in the northeastern region of Thailand.  Because of its influence, the Gulf of Tonkin including Bach Long Vi island district will see powerful wind of 6-10, big wave of 3-5 meters and sea rough.  By this afternoon, the central coastal provinces from Ha Tinh To Quang Binh will see wind of level 8-10, big wave of 2-4 meters and sea rough.  Because of water increase in combination with flood tide, water level in the coastal regions from Nghe An to Quang Binh could reach at 2-3 meters.  The national weather center also warned that the central…... [read more]

According to the Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine, since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded nearly 60,000 dengue infection cases including 17 deaths , a year-on-year hospitalization increase of over 12.5 percent and death rate rise by 3 cases. The disease outbreaks occurred in 61/63 cities and provinces with 26 localities having increased number of infections compared to same period last year. 10 cities and provinces with most infection cases are Hanoi, HCMC, the southern provinces Binh Duong, Dong Nai, An Giang, Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Long An and the central provinces of KHanh Hoa and Da Nang. Medical experts said that summer comes early in the North while rainy season comes early in the South, unpredictable weather is conducive for mosquito development and people’s low awareness and local government’s neglected behavior to the disease lead to more dengue outbreaks. Worse, people don’t let medical workers to spray chemicals to kill the insect. In Hanoi, over 20 percent of people locked the door while medical workers sprayed disinfectant meanwhile 5 percent households disagreed to spray the chemical. The Ministry warned in the last months of the year, the disease will develop complicatedly because it is peak season of the disease and hot weather will prolong in the year. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology announced test results showed that virus type of dengue in the North is D1 while it is type D2 in the South. There has been…... [read more]

According to the Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine, since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded nearly 60,000 dengue infection cases including 17 deaths , a year-on-year hospitalization increase of over 12.5 percent and death rate rise by 3 cases. The disease outbreaks occurred in 61/63 cities and provinces with 26 localities having increased number of infections compared to same period last year. 10 cities and provinces with most infection cases are Hanoi, HCMC, the southern provinces Binh Duong, Dong Nai, An Giang, Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Long An and the central provinces of KHanh Hoa and Da Nang. Medical experts said that summer comes early in the North while rainy season comes early in the South, unpredictable weather is conducive for mosquito development and people’s low awareness and local government’s neglected behavior to the disease lead to more dengue outbreaks. Worse, people don’t let medical workers to spray chemicals to kill the insect. In Hanoi, over 20 percent of people locked the door while medical workers sprayed disinfectant meanwhile 5 percent households disagreed to spray the chemical. The Ministry warned in the last months of the year, the disease will develop complicatedly because it is peak season of the disease and hot weather will prolong in the year. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology announced test results showed that virus type of dengue in the North is D1 while it is type D2 in the South. There has been…... [read more]




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