The Office of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on October 21 issued and sent a dispatch to proactively respond to storm No.8.
The dispatch was sent to the Steering Committee for Climate Change, Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, and Search and Rescue under the Ministry of Public Security, the provincial police departments of ThanhHoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, QuangBinh, Quang Tri, ThuaThien Hue, Da Nang and Quang Nam.
The dispatch was also sent to the High Command of Mobile Police, the Department of Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue, the Traffic Police Department, and the Department of Management of Prison, Compulsory Re-education Center and Reformatory.
The dispatch reads:
According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on October 20, a tropical depression from the East of the Philippines intensified into a storm named Saudel.
To effectively respond to the upcoming storm, the MPS asks all above mentioned units to:
Strictly implement orders, dispatches issued by the Government, the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention, the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue, as well as directions of the MPS and local authorities on the response to the 8th Storm and the storm’s consequence relief.
Closely monitor developments of the dangerous weather phenomena via the mass media to map appropriate responses to the situations.
Promote dissemination of information about activities of police forces in response to dangerous weather phenomena and in support of the disaster-hit people. Meanwhile, police units should ensure safety for their officers and soldiers on duty and in disaster relief missions.
Ensure security and order in localities, ready forces and means for rescue missions upon requests, direct traffic forces to support people and vehicles in water-logged road sections and dangerous areas, and ensure safety for people and assets.
Seriously implement on-duty regulations and report the situation regularly to the MPS Office at Tel Numbers: 0913.555.323, and 069.2341042; fax: 069.2341044.By An Nhien