According to the National Center for HydrometeoroogicalForecasting,at 1AMon December 20, centerof the tropical depressionwas about latitude10.4 North; longitude117.6 East, about 380km from Song Tu Tay (Truong Sa archipelago) to the Southeast. The maximum wind speednear the center of tropical depression wascategory 7, gust of category 9.
Forecast in the next 12 hours, the tropical depression willheadNorthwest, every hour about 25km and is capable of becoming a storm. By 13:00 on December 20, the storm's position was about 11.0 North latitude; 114.7 degrees East longitude, just south of Song Tu Tay Island (Spratly Islands). The strongest wind near the center of the storm is level 8, level 10. Danger zone in the East Sea in the next 24 hours: from latitude 8.0 to 12.0 north latitude; from the meridian 112.0 to 120.0 degrees East longitude. Level of natural disaster risk: level 3.
According to the report of the Border Guard: Provinces from Quang Ngai to Kien Giang, as of 6 o'clock on December 20, announced, tally, and instructed 46,682 offices / 255,393 people who knew the progress and direction of movement. of low pressure to actively prevent or escape dangerous areas. Specifically: Activities of Truong Sa archipelago: 1,326 / 8,925 people (vehicles are moving out of danger zones or into shelter or shelter); Activities in other areas: 12,573 ships / 68,982 people; Anchored at berths: 32,783 ships / 177,486 people. In response to a tropical depression that has the potential to become a storm, the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control - National Committee for Prefiction and TKCN has issued Telegram 41 / CD-TW at 9:30 on December 19, 2020 only the work of responding to tropical depression can become stronger; The Ministry of Public Security issued the official telegram No. 23 / CD-V01 dated December 19, 2020 on responding to changes in near-shore tropical low pressure; The Ministry of Transport issued the telegram No. 43 / CD-BGTVT on December 18, 2020 on proactively responding to low-pressure areas with strong potential to become tropical low pressure near the East Sea.
Concluding at the meeting, Deputy Head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Tran Quang Hoai directed: - The Command for Information and Rescue of provinces / cities strictly implemented the content of Telegram No. 41 / CĐ-TW dated December 19 of the Steering Committee of the Central Committee of the Central Committee on the implementation of response to thermal stress and continued implementation of Electricity No. 39 / CD-TW dated 12/12 of the Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for coping with cold, cold and damaging cold air. - Closely monitor the evolution of tropical depression, inform owners of means, captains of ships and boats operating at sea about the position, direction of movement and changes of tropical low pressure to actively prevent. - The Ministry of Border Guards held flares to inform fishermen to actively prevent them. - Ministry of Information and Communications is ready to activate the messaging system. - Directorate of Fisheries provides information to people to have plans for cage protection and aquaculture. - The National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting provides timely information to serve the direction and response; ensure reservoir safety; production recovery. - The localities actively broadcast information on tropical depression on the province's natural disaster monitoring systems. - Ready forces and means to rescue and rescue when required. - Organize on duty seriously and regularly report to the Standing Office of the Central Committee's Steering Committee and Office of the National Committee of CPCTT and TKCN./.