Guidance on evacuation upon warning of tsunami in Vietnam

Guidance on evacuation upon warning of tsunami in Vietnam
Diễm My

On May 27, 2022, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 645/QD-TTg on the national plan to respond to earthquakes and tsunamis in Vietnam.

Guidance on evacuation upon warning of tsunami in Vietnam

Accordingly, the Prime Minister shall direct the organization of evacuation and dispersion to ensure the safety of the people, agencies, organizations and properties when there is newscast of warning of strong and dangerous tsunami directly affecting the locality in Vietnam, specifically:

- The coastal areas and areas on the sea in Vietnam:

+ When the ship is staying on the sea or in coastal areas, it is not necessary to let the ship turn back to the port, thus moving the ship to the sea and to deepwater areas of at least 150 m.

+ When the vessel is anchored or berthed in the course of navigating the vessel to the sea, if it is so far enough, it shall apply preventive measures as announced by the local administration and functional agencies. Not to stay on board vessels anchored at harbors.

- On the Vietnamese land:

+ Being in the area of the beach immediate running to a safe place in a high land site or a place far away from the coast of 500 m or more.

+ They are living in the groundfloor or low-rise buildings within a radius of less than 500 m from the border shore and must be evacuated deeply into the mainland; they are living in a high-rise building and moved to the height, not staying in the first floor to the third floor; they shall open doors at low floors to limit the wave impact.

+ When traveling near the borderline, they must quickly move to the mainland and must not go ashore.

The Decision No. 645/QD-TTg comes into force from May 27, 2022.

Diem My


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