In Vietnam the hurricane evacuated about 650 thousand people

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in Photobacterium. Archival photoIn Vietnam the hurricane evacuated about 650 thousand people© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

The Vietnamese authorities evacuated about 650 thousand people living on the South coast of the country due to the approaching hurricane «Tembin» victims in the Philippines began more than 200 people, according to the online newspaper VnExpress.

Saturday night the hurricane reached the territory of the South China sea, Vietnam is expected to fall on Monday evening. As of 05.00 Monday (01.00 GMT), the hurricane was located 330 kilometers from the Vietnamese archipelago of con Dao and moved to the southern coast of the country at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour. The wind speed in the center of the hurricane was 135 miles per hour. It is expected that the storm will affect several provinces on the coast from BA RIA Vung Tau to CA Mau.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the authorities of the southern provinces to prepare for the approaching hurricane and to take all necessary measures. In particular, he ordered to mobilize military, police, and evacuate local residents living in potentially unsafe areas. The large-scale evacuation is conducted in the province of BAC Lieu, which temporarily leave the house about 350 thousand people. In all areas that may be affected by the storm, cancelled classes.

According to the publication, «Tembin» has led to a large number of casualties and destruction in the Philippines. As a result of landslides and floods caused by tropical storm, according to the latest data, has killed more than 200 people. The action of the storm, which caused floods and landslides, felt by more than 270 thousand people. In the country opened 608 of the evacuation centers that can accommodate 44 thousand people.