According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the tropical depression was located in waters off the central Vietnamese localities from Da Nang City to Binh Dinh province on September 12 with a maximum wind speed under 60 kph.
From September 13, provinces from Quang Binh to Thanh Hoa would also have rains of up to 150 mm and over 200 mm in a number of areas.
In addition, due to the influence of the southwest monsoon, there will be showers and thunderstorms in the Central Highlands and southern regions, with rainfall likely to climb as high as 20-50 mm.
Weather forecasters warned about high risks of flooding in provinces from Ha Tinh to Quang Ngai, and risks of flash floods and landslides in low-lying and mountainous areas of Quang Tri, Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Kon Tum provinces.
In order to continue to cope with the tropical depression, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control requested affected provinces and cities to keep a close watch on the tropical depression’s developments, and prepare for the possibility of severe flooding, landslides so as to proactively take preventive measures.
It is imperative to focus on assessing damage, repairing damaged houses, promptly dealing with the consequences caused by the storm to stabilize people's lives soon, the committee said.
Torrential rains and strong winds over the past two days sank 2 vehicles, caused 2 ships to run aground, blew off the roofs of 31 houses, and damaged more than 1,000 hectares of rice.
After Conson, the fifth storm to hit the East Sea this year, there could be another six to eight storms and tropical depressions , with two to four directly affecting the nation, according to meteorologists.