Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Le Van Thanh has asked relevant agencies and localities to keep up caution and prepare for an upcoming storm.
He made the request at a meeting of the committee on October 10 to review the response to storm Lionrock, which has weakened into a depression, and preparation for storm Kompasu, which is forecast to enter the East Sea in the next several days.
The Deputy PM noted that prompt preparations have helped minimize losses from storm Lionrock, but vigilance is still needed as big rains in the storm’s aftermath will continue for some days.
Besides, storm Kompasu is on its way to the East Sea, expected to become the eighth storm to hit the country this year. Kompasu is forecast to be stronger and move faster than storm Lionrock, so careful preparation is needed, he said.
Deputy PM Thanh underlined the need to check and ensure the safety of reservoirs and dams as well as important dykes. He reminded local administrations to help farmers harvest crops, while still following pandemic prevention regulations.
Head of the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority Tran Quang Hoai asked localities to prepare food and essential goods for emergency situations, and have plans to give shelters to migrant workers who are travelling from the south to their hometown in the north after prolonged lockdowns.