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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam (December 17, 2021)
December 17, 2021

Location: Central Vietnam, between Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces

Event: Typhoon Rai is expected to impact the coast of Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21, between Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.  The current forecast shows the storm grazing the coast of Vietnam before tracking north.  Coastal areas between Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces should continue to monitor forecasts and prepare for strong winds, rain, mudslides, and floods. 

Actions to Take:

  • Visit the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center and the Vietnam National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Seek secure shelter.
  • Carry proper Identification, including your U.S. passport and Vietnam visa.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Secure loose outdoor items (limbs, roofing material, windows (coverings), doors, debris (trash), etc.).
  • Fill vehicle, generator, and water tanks.
  • Check and charge radios.
  • Charge cell phones and carry your charger.
  • Have bottled water; make ice.
  • Gather flashlights, tools, and first aid supplies.
  • Have fresh batteries, candles, matches, water, groceries (canned and/or dry foods), and pet supplies.
  • Assure an adequate supply of first aid materials and prescription medications.
  • Let your family and office know how you plan to weather the storm, especially those family members in the United States.
  • Prepare your family and home for flooding and power outages.


  • U.S. Embassy Hanoi +84-24-3850-5000 | U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City +84-28-3520-4200
  • State Department, Consular Affairs, +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
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