Tropical storm Jangmi that made landfall in the Philippines Sunday may move into the East Sea, internationally known as South China Sea, in the next few days, according to the Central Hydrometeorological Forecast Center.
The forecast path of tropical storm Jangmi in a map provided by the Central Hydrometeorological Forecast Center
Le Thanh Hai, the center’s deputy director, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper it is very likely that the typhoon will move into the East Sea, but it is not sure if Jangmi will maintain strength as a tropical storm or weaken into a depression.
The center forecast that the storm center will be east of Sulu Archipelago in the southwestern Philippines at 7 p.m. this evening.
The National Steering Committee for Storm Prevention and Control and the National Search and Rescue Committee on Monday ordered authorities in central and southern provinces to inform owners of boats and ships currently operating in Jangmi’s path to take timely shelter in case the storm moves into the East Sea.
The committees asked local authorities to keep a close watch on the development of the storm and get ready to act in case it comes.
As of Monday evening, six people have been reported dead and thousands have been evacuated as Jangmi drifted northwest through the Philippines, unleashing torrents of rainfall that have led to deadly landslides and severe flooding.