Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh today [July 16] signed an official dispatch urging authorities to mobilize resources coping with tropical storm Talim heading towards the north.
Image: Himawari-9 visible satellite imagery at 2:56 UTC Sunday 16th with forecast track cone from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Chinh stated that tropical storm Talim tracking Northwestward in the East Sea (South China Sea), is forecast to strengthen into a typhoon or a severe typhoon upon strong wind in the Gulf of Tonkin, heavy rain, and landfall in coastal areas from July 17.
Prolonged rain and strong winds might cause flooding and landslides in Northern coastal areas, the Northeast, and the Red River basin.
For that reason, the direct order has been sent to ministries, namely the Ministry of Defense; Public Security, Natural Resources and Environment; Agriculture and Rural Development; Transport; Education and Training; Foreign Affairs; the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control; and the National Committee for Disaster Response and Rescue.
Localities subject to the order include Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Haiphong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Hung Yen, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Hai Duong, Ha Nam, Hoa Binh, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Yen Bai, Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, and Thai Nguyen.
Functional agencies are asked to take action for good preparations and readiness ahead of the storm's approach, which is the first in 2023. Leaders of related ministries and localities are responsible for response to ensure the safety of fishermen and people while preventing and minimizing damage to the state and people.
Currently, tropical storm Talim is looming in the East Sea. During the next few days, it will generate threatening winds, waves, and rainfall.
Fuelled by warm water, Tropical Storm Talim is predicted to reach typhoon strength (sustained winds exceeding 118 km/h) in the next 24 hours, according to Australia-based Weatherzone.
Image: Rainfall totals from 12 UTC Saturday 15th to 0 UTC Thursday, 20th, according to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model.