Central region to be hit by powerful storm

Localities in Vietnam's south central coast are bracing against powerful Storm Nakri, the sixth typhoon from the East Sea this year, which is forecast to gain further strength while heading towards the region over the next few days.

Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Binh Dinh provinces will close schools next Monday and Tuesday, and ban ships from going to sea. Authorities are urging boats and fishermen working at aquaculture farms at sea to return to land, while getting plans ready for the evacuation of residents from houses and areas vulnerable to strong winds, flooding and landslide.

According to the national weather service, Nakri is likely to change its direction, moving slowly to the west and getting stronger. In the next 2 or 3 days, the storm is predicted to make landfall in localities from Quang Ngai to Khanh Hoa, before downgrading into a tropical depression.

Source: VOV5