Typhoon Noru made landfall near the popular beach city of Da Nang in Vietnam on Wednesday morning, bringing strong winds and torrential rain. hundreds Thousands of people were evacuated.
Noro hit Vietnam at 5 a.m. local time Wednesday, according to CNN weather, less than 36 hours after that. Leaving a trail of devastation in the Philippines – Where she was known as the Kards.
The hurricane weakened slightly before making landfall, but was still the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane with winds approaching 175 km/h, or about 109 mph.
The winds eased and the storm weakened to the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane by noon, according to the Joint Hurricane Warning Center. But Quang Nam Province, home to the historic city of Hoi An and the hot beach resort of Da Nang, suffered from flooding.
More than 100,000 homes with 400,000 people have been evacuated as of Tuesday, according to Vietnam News, the English newspaper operated by the state-run Vietnam News Agency. About 11,000 foreign tourists and 7,000 domestic visitors reside in the city.
The government also said local authorities had instructed nearly 58,000 boats with 300,000 workers on board to move to safe shelters.
Pham Nguyen Duc Anh, 24, an English teacher at Teach For Viet Nam based in Que Son District, Quang Nam Province, along with his flatmate decided to stay at their neighbor’s house on Tuesday night because they feared the house would be vulnerable to strong winds. .
When they returned home late Wednesday morning when the storm began to subside, they found that their roof had been partially destroyed and that water had leaked into their home, but things weren’t as bad as they initially feared.
“It was my first time living here, as I live in the area [that is] vulnerable to climatic disasters.
Before norw Upon their arrival, the Vietnamese authorities banned the ships from the sea and asked the students to stay indoors.
It will continue to bring strong winds and booms along the coast near Da Nang and is expected to weaken as it is pushed inland over Southeast Asia. Central Vietnam, southern Laos and northern Thailand are at risk of flooding in the next 48 hours.
Local authorities were asked on Tuesday to cancel non-essential meetings to focus on storm prevention and control, Viet Nam News reported.
Thua Thien Hue province, home to more than 2,000 fishing vessels and about 11,000 fishermen, also prevented ships from going out to sea on Sunday amid warnings that the storm would bring strong winds, high waves and floods, Vietnam News reported.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an urgent meeting with officials on Tuesday from at least eight provinces expected to be affected by the storm to discuss response efforts, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Ministries, branches and localities, especially the heads of these units, must strengthen their responsibilities to ensure the safety, life and property of the people and the state in the context of weather. The prime minister said, according to Viet Nam News, climate change is becoming increasingly extreme and unusual, which is causing very serious consequences.
Typhoon Noru left the Philippines around 8 p.m. on Monday, according to A bulletin From the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), after high winds and torrential rain swept Luzon – the country’s largest and most populous island.
Eight people have died in typhoon-related accidents, including five rescue workers, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Tuesday.
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