Thailand warns of 2 upcoming storm systems

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BANGKOK, 26 September 2011 (NNT) – Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has urged residents in the Upper Northeast to brace for heavy rains resulting from Tropical Storm Haitang and to keep an eye on Typhoon Nesat, which could arrive in a few days.

According to the NDWC, the center of Tropical Storm Haitang is currently located in the upper part of the South China Sea, approximately 800 kilometers northeast of Nakhon Phanom province. The storm is expected to make a landfall in Vietnam on 27 September.

As a consequence, torrential rains accompanied with gusty winds will occur in the upper northeastern region of Thailand, particularly Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Sakon Nakhon, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani and Nong Bua Lam Phu.

At the same time, Typhoon Nesat has approached the east coast of the Philippine island of Luzon. It is forecast to sweep through the country into the South China Sea very soon and its impact could be seen in Thailand within the next 3-4 days.

Therefore, people in vulnerable areas as well as related authorities are encouraged to prepare for the arrival of both storms and keep track with further information from the NDWC.

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