Storm Kujira moving toward Quang Ninh-Thai Binh coast

(VOV) - Storm No1 (Kujira) is moving closely toward Quang Ninh province in Vietnam’s northeastern coast and directly affects localities from Co To to Quang Yen districts.

Ha Long, Cam Pha, Van Don, Co To, Mong Cai and Quang Yen are currently hit by strong wind and heavy rains.

Co To island district authorities have helped evacuate all fishermen at ports to onshore houses. All islanders are ensured safety while trapped tourists are provided with necessary conditions.

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In Ha Long City, all fishing and tourist boats have found shelter while construction projects stopped operation.

Quang Ninh provincial leaders have asked localities to take timely measures to ensure safety for fishermen, local people, visitors and different types of ships.

By 8am on June 24, there had been no incidents caused by the storm and all preventive measures had been implemented.

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At 9am, Kujira’s centre was at 20.5 degrees north and 107 degrees east, about 50 kilometres southeast of Quang Ninh and Thai Binh coast. Wind speeds near the centre were up to 75-88 kilometres per hour. 

In the next 12 hours, the storm is predicted to move northwest at a speed of 5 kilometres per hour.

On June 24-25, north-east and north-central regions will experience heavy rains. Floods will appear on Hong (Red) and Thai Binh rivers.

Flash floods and landslides are likely to occur in the provinces of Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Bac Giang, Cao Dang, Bac Kan, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Thanh Hoa and Ha Tinh.