Authorities in the coastal district of Can Gio are planning to evacuate over 100,000 local households to safe areas as tropical typhoon Usagi nears. According to National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting, HCM City would be seriously affected by the storm. HCM City authorities have issued a ban on fishing boats and ships from setting sail from 1 pm Friday. Fishing boats owners have brought valuable equipment ashore to keep safe. Preparations are being made to evacuate over 100,000 households, including 500,000 people in Can Gio District, to safe areas. The evacuation is expected to be finished 24 hours before the storm hits the city. People have also been provided with frequent storm updates to protect their property. Coastal homes have been prepared for the impact of the storm. Natural disaster control and prevention, search and rescue boards of Can Gio District’s localities have arranged staff to be on duty around the clock to respond to the typhoon. By Saturday morning the storm is expected to reach around 80 kilometres to the east of Phu Quy Island in the central province of Binh Thuan with winds of 100 kilometres per hour.