|Phung Tien Dung, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern region
The typhoon will gain more strength, track west-south west and make landfall on Phu Yen and Binh Thuan provinces at midnight on November 24, causing torrential rains with average rainfall of 200-300 mm over south central and south-east provinces.
On November 24-26, heavy rains accompanying cold air will occur in areas from Da Nang, Binh Thuan to the southern Central Highlands with average rainfall of 300-500 mm, even to over 600 mm in some locations.
Addressing the November 22 online seminar on the ninth typhoon, Phung Tien Dung, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern region asked residents to evacuate from high-risks areas to higher grounds, bringing along essential belongings in case floods may prevent them from coming back home.
He also warned of possible landslides in the provinces of Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh) and Ba RiaVung Tau.
According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, on November 24-27, floods would occur in rivers from Quang Tri to Binh Thuan and Central Highlands regions and high risks of flash floods, landslides in mountainous areas as well as severe flooding in the lowlands and urban areas in these provinces.