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According to the document, the storm caused heavy rain, floods and landslides in the central and Central Highlands regions.
In order to respond and minimize damage caused by natural disasters, the PM requested the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, ministries, agencies and localities involved to focus on prevention and response activities. They include ensuring safety of people's lives, minimizing asset losses, implementing search and rescue missions, and providing aid and shelters to victims and the needy.
The dispatch has tasked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment with closely monitoring developments of rain and floods, with the Ministry of Transport ensuring traffic safety and tackling landslides.
The Ministry of Health is in charge of environmental sanitation and disease prevention during and after floods, while the Ministries of Defense and Public Security will focus on evacuation, search and rescue activities.