VOV.VN - Typhoon Rai, the ninth storm to hit the nation in the East Sea this year, changed direction to move northeast at speeds of between 15km and 20km per hour over the next 24 hours, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
The Standing Office of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control stated that at 5:00 p.m. on December 19, Typhoon Rai caused strong winds and rough seas in Ly Son island in the central province of Quang Ngai and Cu Lao Cham in the central province of Quang Nam.
Most notably, the typhoon left one dead in Binh Thuan due to a boat capsizing as he tried to move to anchor in order to shelter from the storm.
Furthermore, five fishing vessels sunk and three other ships in the locality were damaged while anchoring close to the shore.
At present, Quang Ngai has been able to evacuate roughly 1,500 people in Binh Son district, while simultaneously bringing 2,100 residents in the islands of Ly Son, Cu Lao Cham, Con Co, and Phu Quy to safe areas.
Authorities warned about the dangers of 11 landslide spots in the three provinces of Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, and Phu Yen, adding that these localities must rapidly devise plans in order to evacuate residents to safe shelters.
This comes after Typhoon Rai swept across the Philippine archipelago late last week, causing widespread flooding and leaving at least 208 people dead in the process.