|Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh chairs the meeting. (Photo: VGP/Duc Tuan)
He asked Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue to pay special attention to giving safe shelters and support to migrant workers on the way to their hometowns from southern localities. Efforts should be made to ensure safety of dams, dykes and reservoirs, while preparing forces and vehicles for rescuing activities, he said.
Deputy PM Thanh required localities to focus on giving drastic directions to minimise the storm’s impacts, thus preventing the double effects from COVID-19 and natural disasters.
According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, Storm Kompasu is forecast to move westwards with speed of 20-25km per hour. It will enter the southern part of the Tonkin Gulf and make landfall with 75-90km per hour winds before weakening to a tropical depression.