Colonel Phan Van Xuan, Commander of Flotilla 2 of the Nghe An provincial Border Guard, said his unit double-checked equipment and vehicles for possible search and rescue missions and reinforced the unit’s barracks.

Border troops help locals tying up their boats.

The unit also teamed up with local authorities to call boats to take refuge from the storm, and to follow the storm situation and operation of vehicles at sea to carry out timely rescue operations.

The unit sent troops to cooperate with local forces to support boat owners in tying up their boats.

Meanwhile, stations under the Ha Tinh provincial Border Guard Command partnered with local authorities to let off warning flare and inform operating trawlers of the storm to seek shelters. They planned to evacuate locals in coastal areas to safe places.

The Thanh Hoa provincial Military Command directed its units to check storm-response and rescue plans and to prepare forces and vehicles to be deployed as required. Developments of the storm were also provided for locals.

Since July 14, the MR4 Command has sent delegations to localities to direct preparations for storm Talas. Tens of thousands of people in Ha Tinh, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces were on the local armed forces’ evacuation plans.

The command urged its affiliates at all levels to strictly comply with military on-duty regulations, keep themselves updated with the storm’s developments and rains in the localities to take timely responses, ensure safety for barracks, and maintain the standby mode of their forces and equipment for rescue missions.

Translated by Mai Huong