Tropical depression caused heavy rain, saving 17 crew members having trouble at sea

Tropical depression caused heavy rain, saving 17 crew members having trouble at sea - Photo 1.

Location and direction of tropical depression – Photo: National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting

On the morning of September 12, Mr. Hoang Phuc Lam – deputy director of the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting – said that last night, storm No. 5 (Hurricane Conson) weakened into a tropical depression. Currently, a tropical depression is located right on the coastal waters of the area from Da Nang to Quang Ngai.

Storm No. 5 caused strong winds of level 8, gusts of 10 in Ly Son island, in the coastal waters of Quang Ngai with winds of level 6 and gusts of 8. In the Central Central and North Central Highlands, there was 200-400mm of rain.

“It is forecasted that in the morning and afternoon, the tropical depression will move inland from Da Nang to Quang Ngai and then weaken to a low pressure area,” Lam said.

According to Mr. Lam, today in the provinces/cities from Thua Thien Hue to Quang Ngai, there is rain from 100-150mm.

From September 12 to 14, in the provinces from Quang Binh to Thanh Hoa, there is moderate rain, heavy rain, and very heavy rain with a common rainfall of 50-150mm/period.

Floods on the main rivers from Thua Thien Hue to Quang Ngai and Kon Tum are at alarm level 1, alarm 2 and above alarm 2. Particularly on small rivers in Kon Tum, there is a possibility of large local floods.

“Due to heavy rains in a short time, it should be noted that there is a very high risk of flash floods, landslides in mountainous areas, and local flooding in low-lying and low-lying areas of the above provinces,” Lam warned. .

Mr. Phung Tien Dung – Head of Hydrological Forecasting Department in Central, Central Highlands and Southern Vietnam – comments on floods in rivers and inundation – Video: H. LINH

According to a quick report from the Border Guard Command, about 1At 1 a.m. on September 11, at the storm shelter on Ly Son island/Quang Ngai island, tugboat DNa 0494 towed barge T03 with 12 crew members wrapped in propellers, drifting about 2 nautical miles from the anchorage. The ship requested a rescue. Quang Ngai Province Border Patrol informed vehicles near the area to come to help.

At about 12 o’clock on September 11, in the sea area about 42 nautical miles east of Quang Ngai, the fishing boat QNg 95058 with 5 crew members was destroyed and the engine died. The captain requested an urgent rescue.

After that, the Coast Guard ship 8002 Region 2 was dispatched to assist.

At 0:35 on September 12, the coast guard ship 8002 brought 5 crew members of fishing boat QNg 95058 and 12 crew members of tugboat DNa 0494 to Dung Quat port (Quang Ngai province) safely.

Tropical depression caused heavy rain, saving 17 crew members having trouble at sea - Photo 3.

Map of tropical depression at 7:00 am on September 12 – Photo: National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting

Previously, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, typhoon No. 5 (Hurricane Conson) after weakening into a tropical depression barely moved in the past 6 hours.

At 7:00 am on September 12, the center of the tropical depression was right over the sea from Da Nang to Quang Ngai. The strongest wind in the area near the center of the tropical depression is strong at level 6-7 (40-60km/h), level 9 gusts. The radius of strong winds from level 6, gusts from level 8 upwards is about 80km from the center of the thermal depression. zone.

It is forecasted that in the next 12 hours, the tropical depression will move to the west, about 5km per hour, going inland from Da Nang to Quang Ngai, then weakening into a low pressure area in the South. Laos. The strongest wind in the center of the low pressure area dropped below level 6 (less than 40km/h).

Dangerous areas at sea in the next 6 hours (strong winds from level 6, gusts from level 8 or higher): from latitude 14.5 to 16.5 degrees North latitude; West longitude 110.0 degrees East longitude. All activities in the hazard zone are subject to a high risk of being impacted by strong winds, high waves and tornadoes.

In the sea from Thua Thien Hue to Quang Ngai (including the island districts of Ly Son, Con Co, Cu Lao Cham) with strong winds of 6-7, gusts of 9; sea ​​waves from 2-4m high; strong seas.

In the morning of September 12, the coastal area from Thua Thien Hue to Quang Ngai had strong winds of 6-7, level 9; Inland areas of the above provinces have gusts of level 7.

On land, today, September 12, in the provinces from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai, there are heavy to very heavy rains with the common rainfall of 100-150mm, in some places over 200mm; Binh Dinh and Gia Lai, Kon Tum provinces have moderate rain, heavy rain with a common rainfall of 40-100mm, in some places over 150mm.

From tonight to September 14, in the provinces from Quang Binh to Thanh Hoa, there will be moderate rain, heavy rain, very heavy rain in places with common rainfall of 50-150mm/time, in some places over 150mm/time.

In addition, due to the strong influence of the southwest monsoon, the southern part of the East Sea (including the Truong Sa archipelago), the sea from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, has strong southwest winds of 6, gusts of 8, waves. The sea is 2-4m high, the sea is rough.

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