The dispatch was sent to the Steering Sub-Committees for Climate Change and Disaster Response, and Search and Rescue (steering committee) of police departments of Northern and Central provinces and cities as well as of the Mobile Police Command, the Police Department of Fire Prevention, Fighting and Rescue, Department of Traffic Police, Police Department of Prison Management under the Ministry of Public Security.
The dispatch reads: According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, due to the influence of the Western low pressure area and the Southwest wind, the current heatwave will continue to hit the Northern and Central regions with highest temperatures of 35-37 degrees Celsius. Particularly, several Northwestern, Northern and Central provinces are likely to suffer severe heat with high temperatures of 38-40 degrees Celsius, and even over 40 degrees Celsius.
The heat of over 35 degrees Celsius may last from 11 to 16 hours a day in many places.
These factors pose high risks of fire and explosion in populous residential areas and forests in the above mentioned areas.
The steering committees for climate change and disaster response, and search and rescue of the police units are asked to:
Seriously follow directions of the higher levels on fire prevention and fighting.
Draw up plans, and prepare means and forces for possible fire incidents caused by the weather or other factors while closely following weather changes to actively respond to scenarios.
Regularly send reports on situations to the MPS Office via hotline 0913.555.323, 069.2341042; Fax: 069.2341044.
By Duy Tien