Typhoon Sinlaku heads toward north-central and northern delta regions

A tropical depression situated in the East Sea developed into Typhoon Sinlaku on August 1, with the storm moving towards Vietnam’s north-central and northern delta regions, according to reports by the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.

The centre of the storm was located approximately 450km southeast of the coast off the coast of Thai Binh and Nghe An provinces at 13:00, with winds reaching between 60km and 75km per hour.

Over the course of the next 24 hours the typhoon is expected to move west and north-west at speeds of between 15km and 20km.

During an urgent meeting held on August 1, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, Head of the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention, requested that relevant ministries and localities move to urgently prepare for the impact of the impending typhoon.

Typhoon Sinlaku, north-central, northern delta regions, East Sea, Trinh Dinh Dung, flashflood, landslides
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung chairs a meeting to cope with the impending typhoon
Accordingly, relevant localities have been asked to remain updated on events surrounding the storm, evacuate residents from dangerous areas, prepare scenarios for the possible risks of flashfloods, landsides, and severe flooding, whilst calling on all fishing vessels operating at sea to seek shelter.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall in the south of the northern delta, with localities such as Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh, and Nam Dinh being hit, whilst directly affecting northern provinces around Quang Tri, with heavy downpours expected to occur over the coming days.

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