Tropical Cyclone Pam is making landfall in Vietnam
Vietnam’s central government is preparing for the next storm.
In an emergency press conference on Thursday, the government said the storm was expected to make landfall around 2:00 p.m. local time.
The storm is expected to dump a gale-force wind and rain as it makes landfall in the north-eastern province of Van province, according to a government statement.
It will then move inland through the central provinces of Trang, Trang-Sar, Tran, Van-Nha and Ngoc province and the provinces of Thua Thien and Nam Dong.
Vietnam’s National Weather Service said it is monitoring the storm closely and has set up roadblocks to avoid it crossing the country’s borders.
It warned residents to be on alert, as water can reach high altitudes, and to take shelter.
The storm is also expected to bring some rainfall to areas near the coastline, the National Weather Services said.
Temperatures are expected to be as high as 32 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Fahrenheit) in the south and 36 degrees Celsius, 98 degrees Fahrenheit, in the northwest.
The temperature is expected hit as high near as 30 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Fahrenheit in the northeast, according a report by the National Meteorological Center.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the northeast and the south, including parts of Saigon, and for parts in the provinces.