Northeast braces for Typhoon Noru

Northeast braces for Typhoon Noru

Authorities are on high alert for Typhoon Noru which is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm before reaching Thailand's Northeast on Thursday.

According to Tuesday's forecast by the Meteorological Department, Noru is expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Wednesday before weakening to a tropical storm and moving across Laos and then to the Northeast of Thailand in Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen on Thursday evening.

It will then downgrade to a tropical depression covering the Northeast, the North and the Central Plains Region.

Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin and Buri Ram have been advised to brace for heavy rainfall brought by the storm.

Mekong River levels are expected to rise from Wednesday until Oct 2 along the river banks in Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani.

Military personnel in 25 provinces already hit by floods are working with local authorities to help flood victims and fill bags with sand to build embankments.

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Vocabulary

  • brace for (verb): to get ready for something, usually something unpleasant or difficult to deal with - เตรียมรับมือ
  • depression: an area where the air pressure is low, often causing heavy rain - พายุดีเปรสชัน
  • downgrade: to reduce someone or something to a lower rank or position - ลดความสำคัญ
  • embankment: a slope made of earth, stone or cement that rises up from either side of a road, railway/railroad, river, etc. - มูลดิน,ตลิ่งทาง, เขื่อน
  • landfall: the place where a storm coming from the sea first hits land - การเข้าหาแผ่นดิน
  • Meteorological Department: the government department in charge of determining what the weather will be in the future - กรมอุตุนิยมวิทยา
  • personnel: the people who are employed in a company, organization or one of the armed forces - บุคลากร, เจ้าหน้าที่, พนักงาน
  • tropical storm (noun): the first level of dangerous storm: "A tropical storm is an organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds between 34 knots (39 mph) and 64 knots (74 mph). (Source: Wikipedia) - พายุโซนร้อน, พายุดีเปรสชันที่มีกำลังแรงขึ้น เกิดขึ้นในเขตร้อน ความเร็วลมบริเวณใกล้ศูนย์กลางประมาณ 70-120 กิโลเมตรต่อชั่วโมง [พจนานุกรมศัพท์ สสวท.]
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