PSNews – The Ministry of Public Security on November 22 issued a dispatch requiring the public security forces to proactively respond to the 2018's 9th storm.
The dispatch, which 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 Police Departments of the provinces from Quang Nam to Ca Mau and others related units, requests police units at all levels to be on the alert and draw up plans against the 2018's 9th storm.
|Police officers helping people in floods. Photo for illustration.
To effectively respond to the upcoming storm, the Ministry of Public Security asks all above mentioned units to:
Strictly implement orders, dispatches by the Government, the Permanent Office of the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention, and the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue; and the Ministry off public Security on the response to the 9th Storm.
All police forces to ensure absolute safety for their offices, police camps, prisons, detainment centers, educational facilities as well as key economic and political premises guarded by the police forces while protecting files, documents, working means and equipment of the police forces.
Closely monitor developments of the storm via the mass media while actively coordinating with relevant units to safety for people and assets; coordinate with local authorities and functional forces to provide necessities to people.
Direct traffic forces to support people in water-logged roads and dangerous areas; implement plan to protect documents, means and working facilities of the public security forces safely.
Deploy forces to be on 24/24h duty, ready forces and means for rescue missions upon requests, and periodically report Ministry of Public Security’s Office on the situations of localities and developments of the storm.
By Thien Minh
Early on Thursday (22 November) morning, a tropical low-pressure area entered the East Sea and is forecast to become the 9th storm in Vietnam this year.
The storm is said to keep moving slowly and gain intensity steadily. 14 cities and provinces in the south central coast, central highlands, and southern region attended an online conference with Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung to discuss preparations.
The storm is predicted to hit the south central coast on the afternoon of November 24. The storm and the northeast monsoon together will cause heavy rain in the central region and central highlands, with precipitation of up to 300mm.