Coastal provinces battle with storm Doksuri

VOV.VN - Storm Doksuri made landfall in central Ha Tinh province on Friday (September 15), causing heavy rains, strong winds, and sea water level rise to between 2 and 3 meters.

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It has killed 5 people and injured dozens of others in Vietnam's central region. Many trees and electric poles in Ky Anh town fell; and billboards and sheet-metal roofs were swept dozens of meters away. The typhoon also blew off the roofs of many private homes and schools.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong and leaders of Ha Tinh province were present in Ky Anh town to command storm Doksuri prevention and control. He called on locals to stay indoors and ordered all forces to stand by to help evacuees from the storm.

The Departments of Education and Training of Nghe An and Ha Tinh asked schools to close to ensure safety for students.

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Nguyen Quoc Anh, Deputy Director of Ha Tinh’s Education and Training Department said,“When the storm passes, schools should outline teaching plans to make sure that the curriculum is not missed. The department has set up 13 working teams to instruct schools how to protect themselves from the storm and ensure the students are updated with information about storm Doksuri.”

The island district of Co To in Quang Ninh and Bach Long Vy in Hai Phong had winds with gusts of level 8 and 9. The coastal areas in Quang Ninh and Hai Phong had winds of level 6 to 7 and scattered rains.

Do Duc Hoa, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Committee of Bach Long Vy district, said boats and vessels have been tied carefully while food has been prepared for fishermen.

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Earlier on Thursday (September 14), a whirlwind swept across many places in Thua Thien Hue causing serious losses. More than 700 houses were damaged. Thuy Phuong and Thuy Duong wards in Huong Thuy town were the most affected. Nguyen Thanh Minh, Deputy Chairman of Huong Thuy People’s Committee, said the local administration has mobilized all forces to help local people promptly overcome the storm aftermaths.