Vietnam prepares for Typhoon Nari's expected landfall on Tuesday

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Preparations have begun in Vietnam's central provinces from Nghe An to Quang Ngai for the forecast landfall of Typhoon Nari, officials said.

Officials said about 44,500 offshore fishing vessels were alerted to the storm's progress and told to find safe harbor by Monday morning in anticipation of Nari's landfall Tuesday, the Vietnam News reported.


Officials said about 38,500 local households in the provinces from Quang Binh to Quang Nam would be evacuated.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Sunday ordered local agencies in coastal and central communities to take action to minimize damage from the coming storm.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai asked the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control to set up inspection teams to go to the central provinces and assist local agencies cope with the storm.

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