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.
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