HCM CITY — Storm No.9, internationally known as Usagi, lashed the south-central and south-eastern regions with heavy rains and strong winds yesterday before weakening into a tropical depression.

Le Dinh Quyet, from the Southern Regional Hydro-Meteorological Center, said that due to the impact of the storm’s circulation which has been weakened into the tropical depression, there are still plenty of thunderstorms in Ho Chi Minh City. Torrential rains are forecast to continue with lower level than yesterday (25 November 2018).

Heavy rains together with high tides have cause more than 2/3 of the city to be severely inundated, which is predicted to last till the end of 26 November 2018.

For tracking the storm in real time, click here: https://www.windy.com/?10.814,106.644,5

Avoid these dangerous actions and stay safe:

  • Do not handle electrical equipment and do not use the telephone except in an emergency.
  • Do not go outside, even if the storm appears to have subsided. The calm or the “eye” of the storm can pass quickly, leaving you outside when intense winds resume.
  • Do not use candles during the storm – they could cause a fire. Stick with battery operated flashlights.
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Six to twelve inches of water is all it takes to take you down or flood your car.
  • Regardless of whether you stay or leave, it is important to unplug appliances and electronics and remove air conditioner fuses to avoid damage caused by power surges when lines and power are restored.
Storm Number 9 weakens into tropical depression – Usagi Storm
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