North braces for cold spell

Tem­per­a­tures could drop be­low 12 or 10 de­grees

Viet Nam News - - NATIONAL -

HAØ NOÄI — The Na­tional Steer­ing Com­mit­tee for Dis­as­ter Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol and the Na­tional Com­mit­tee for Search and Res­cue sent an an­nounce­ment yes­ter­day urg­ing pro­vin­cial and lo­cal author­i­ties in north­ern and coastal prov­inces, min­istries and agen­cies to pre­pare for com­ing cold weather.

They urged lo­cal author­i­ties of the af­fected prov­inces to reg­u­larly pro­vide up-to-date in­for­ma­tion about cold weather to me­dia, to help lo­cal res­i­dents, par­tic­u­larly in re­mote and moun­tain­ous ar­eas, ac­tively cope with the low tem­per­a­tures.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Cen­tre for Hy­dro-me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Fore­cast­ing, since yes­ter­day, the weather in the North and north cen­tral prov­inces was get­ting colder, with the low­est tem­per­a­ture recorded at 13-16 de­grees Cel­sius on the plains, and 5-8 de­grees Cel­sius in the mid­land and moun­tain ar­eas. The tem­per­a­ture dropped to 5 de­grees Cel­sius in some places.

The cen­tre has warned that the north­ern prov­inces could suf­fer very low tem­per­a­tures to­day and to­mor­row.

Ear­lier yes­ter­day, ar­eas of the coastal prov­inces of Ninh Thuaän to Caø Mau also saw strong winds.

The Na­tional Steer­ing Com­mit­tee for Dis­as­ter Pre­ven­tion and Con­torl urged the cities and prov­inces’ dis­as­ter pre­ven­tion and con­trol com­mit­tees to pre­pare ma­sures to cope with changes in the weather.

Stu­dents in af­fected moun­tain­ous prov­inces will be al­lowed to stay at home if the weather drops be­low 10 de­gree Cel­sius.

Lo­cal author­i­ties were as­signed to check and guide breed­ing house­holds to en­sure they had made ad­e­quate prepa­ra­tions, in­clud­ing storing food­stuff for cat­tle as the tem­per­a­ture would fall be­low 12 de­grees Cel­sius, the an­nounce­ment said.

Lo­cal res­i­dents and farm­ers should be warned about the cold weather to en­sure the damage to cul­ti­va­tion and har­vest­ing of crops is lim­ited.

The coastal prov­inces from Quaûng Ninh to Kieân Giang were urged to closely mon­i­tor the de­vel­op­ment of strong winds and large waves.

Ship own­ers and ves­sels should re­ceive an­nounce­ments about the weather to en­sure the safety of mariners and prop­erty. Med­i­cal teams and res­cue forces and equip­ment were asked to be ready for de­ploy­ment.

Vieät Nam Tele­vi­sion, Voice of Vieät Nam, and other news agen­cies were re­quired to in­crease the time al­lo­cated for broad­cast­ing weather fore­cast in­for­ma­tion and rais­ing pub­lic aware­ness on preven­tive mea­sures for an­i­mals and crops.

Cities and pro­vin­cial author­i­ties will be on duty round-the­clock to reg­u­larly up­date and re­port in­for­ma­tion to the two na­tional com­mit­tees. —

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