Since the beginning of this week, the 15th storm of the year, Kai-Tak coming from the Philippines is in the East sea’ waters of Vietnam causing severe weather disturbances in the country while a whole new storm is about to enter in the territory very soon. The new storm known as Tembin arrives also from the Philippines and could enter in the Eastern Sea and touch the South of Vietnam, on Christmas day or the next day.
Yesterday, Thursday, Kai-Tak was 180 kilometers (110 miles) from the Spratly Islands with a wind speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour. In the next 24 hours, it will continue to move around Con Dao Island in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The storm has not yet penetrated into the Vietnamese waters, but the hydrometeorology center follows it closely as the storm is expected as severe. With the soil left too saturated by the torrential rains triggered by previous storms, Tembin, presents a renewed risk of floods and mudslides. This year, natural disasters in Vietnam left 390 people dead or missing in the first 11 months of the year, injuring 657 others, causing damage costing about $ 2.34 billion.