The cabinet leader urged the center to let people know about the necessary responses, and collect different forecast resources from other countries like the US, Japan and China to improve the accuracy of its service.
All meetings at both central and local levels should be halted from August 19 to focus on coping with the storm to protect people’s lives and assets, Phuc said, which will require preparations for the evacuation of residents and the shoring up of breached dykes in coastal provinces.
On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung hosted an online meeting with 28 cities and provinces to discuss ways to cope with the storm.
The Deputy Prime Minister asked localities to do their utmost to ensure safety for the people and their property.
Also on August 18, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue inspected storm prevention and control in Hai Phong and Quang Ninh.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam visited Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces.
According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, heavy rains began to come to the whole northern and northern central regions from the afternoon of August 18 and the storm is likely to slam into the regions at noon of August 19.