Up till now, according to the New York Times, Kammuri Typhoon swept through the Philippines on Tuesday (03/12/20190 has killed at least 17 people. The deadly typhoon is still moving actively, closer towards the East Sea. Warnings have been directly ordered to coastal cities of Vietnam from Quang Binh to Ca Mau.

Whether you or your acquaintances are spending or about to spend your holiday in those named cities, we will try our best to keep you updated. Predictions about the storm will also be given, based on official statements from authorised organizations. And there are instructions below to prepare for any situation ahead. 

Current Predictions on Kammuri Typhoon

(According to The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting)

  • 5/12: By the afternoon of December 5, the strongest wind intensity can be reduced to level 9-10, level 13 shock.
  • 6/12: The typhoon changes its direction, heading south and accelerating to 20 km/h. Its direction paralleles Vietnam’s territory.
  • 7/12: The typhoon keeps moving southward and weakens into a tropical depression, then into a low pressure area just above the sea and dissipates.
  • Overall statement: The influence of the storm will lead to strong wind of level 9-10, area near the storm eye suffering wind of strong level 11-12, shock level 15 with ferocious sea movement in the northeast and middle seas of East Sea. 

=> The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has announced that Kammuri is not likely to reach our mainland.

Quick update on Kammuri Typhoon

  • On Dec 2, Kammuri, known as Tisoy in the Philippines, had maximum sustained winds near 200 km/h, and that made it a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
  • Later on that day, Kammuri made landfall near Gubat, Sorsogon which is located in the extreme southeastern part of Luzon, Philippines
  • On Dec. 3, 2019 Typhoon Kammuri was located about south-southwest of Manila, Philippines.  Kammuri is moving west and had maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h, sending nearly 600,000 people fleeing their homes.
  • As a result, Manila airport shut down for 12 hours on Tuesday as a precaution, troubling nearly 500 flights, while half the day’s programme at the Southeast Asian Games, hosted by Manila and nearby cities, had to be rescheduled over safety concerns.

=> Kammuri has been the 20th storm that crashed through Philippines this year alone, leaving the country in tremendous lost.

What to prepare in case of emergency

Though it is not much of a concern now as Kammuri will slowly dissipate in 2 next days, if you’re in Vietnam, especially coastal cities from Quang Binh to Ca Mau, remember to keep yourself updated with the latest news. Some are suggested below:

  • If you are considering to book a trip to Vietnam, keep track of upcoming storms or any extreme weather condition and schedule it well
  • Check the weather forecast daily or even hourly to update about the destination’s situation
  • Put your important documents (visa, ID card, …) and devices in waterproof cases during your journey
  • Be ready for some delay in transport, especially flights. If possible, you should rearrange the schedule either before or after the storm hits the land
  • Avoid going to remote places with a sparse population, especially islands that are far off the land
  • Remember to charge your phone and bring an additional battery or a portable charger to stay connected
  • Outdoor activities are not appropriate during rainy days. Instead, get some indoor fun in shopping malls or recreational centers

At Travel Sense Asia, we have professional travel experts to help our guests when the weather condition turns unexpected. We always update the weather situation and inform our guests as soon as possible to make necessary changes. This helps to minimize the cancelation cases and make sure you will have a pleasant and smooth journey.

In Case of Weather Emergency, How Travel Sense Asia Handle?

As an experienced tour operator, this is definitely not the first time we deal with such situation. Our travel experts always update the weather situation and inform our guests as soon as possible to make necessary changes. This helps to minimize the cancelation cases and make sure you will have a nice and smooth journey.

Here we have created some resolutions to conquer the fear of storms with you.

#1: If the pre scheduled destinations are subject to the affected zone, the travel expert who take care of your tour will contact you in advance and give you other options to visit. Otherwise, you can suggest other destinations for us and we will tell you if it’s safe to go there.

#2: In case of sudden change in the weather, which puts a halt to the tour activities, you will get a refund for the part of your package that has been canceled.

#3: When the rough sea prevents you from a overnight cruise on Halong Bay, a spectacular site in the Northern Coastline, we will arrange a convenient hotel inland for you. And so as not to waste your time, we suggest a short trip to explore Halong Park. Or else, traveling back to Hanoi and going sightseeing in this ancient capital is another excellent alternative.

Travel Sense Asia hopes for your safety and well-being. In the meantime, let’s pray for our dearing Philippines to carry through this hard time.


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