Laos warns about heavy rains as cyclone approaches

VIENTIANE (XINHUA) – The weather bureau of Laos has warned people living in valleys at the bottom of hills and alongside rivers to be alert to the possibility of landslides, flooding and strong winds from tropical cyclone Kompasu.

According to a report issued on Tuesday by the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology under the Lao Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, tropical cyclone Kompasu is expected to pass over southern and central Laos in the coming days.

The department has advised provincial authorities to inform local residents of the approaching storm as soon as possible so they can prepare to move their valuables and animals to a safe place if necessary.