U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Message to U.S. Citizens
March 30, 2012
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN VIETNAM. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.
According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s forecast as of 10:00 Hanoi time, Friday, March 30, Pakhar is now forecast to track west northwest, with the model indicating that Pakhar will make landfall near Phan Thiet around 20:00 Hanoi time on Saturday, March 31as a Category 1 Typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 65 knots (75 mph). Pakhar is then forecast to weaken to Tropical Storm strength after passing across southern Vietnam and into Cambodia. (more…)