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Central Vietnamese province bans people from going outside as approaching storm speeds up

Central Vietnamese province bans people from going outside as approaching storm speeds up

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:55 GMT+7
Central Vietnamese province bans people from going outside as approaching storm speeds up
Officers of Vietnam's border guard force call on people on board fishing boats anchored at Thuan An Port in Thua Thien-Hue Province to leave the boats and take shelter from Storm Vamco, November 14, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Binh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Thua Thien-Hue Province on Saturday morning announced a ban on people from going outside from the afternoon of the same day as violent Storm Vamco is approaching the mainland in central Vietnam at an increased speed.

The provincial People’s Committee requested local people to stay home from 12:00 pm on Saturday until further notice.

Friday’s notice previously banned people from going outside from 6:00 pm on Saturday, but local authorities had to adjust the ban to six hours earlier as Storm Vamco sped up.

Thua Thien-Hue’s Department of Education and Training and Hue University have also exempted students from school on Saturday and Sunday.

Families living in waterfront areas vulnerable to landslides and inundation were evacuated before 9:00 am on Saturday.

Vamco was located about 322km east of the central city of Da Nang and 416km east of Thua Thien-Hue as of 8:00 am on Saturday, packing winds at 165km per hour, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

The storm is expected to travel west at 20km per hour over the next three hours and reach the maritime area off central Quang Binh and Quang Ngai Provinces by 4:00 am on Sunday.

The typhoon will make landfall from north-central Ha Tinh Province to central Quang Nam Province later the same day, according to forecasts.

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