Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Typhoon Noru strikes Vietnam: 870 thousand people evacuated, terrifying winds at Quang Ngai Island


 Vietnamese authorities are evacuating over 868,000 people from the central regions to safer places, as part of an extensive anti-flooding preparations for the arrival of super typhoon Noru, the Vietnam news Agency reported on Tuesday.

Noru is forecast to cause torrential rains with downpour reaching from 300-400mm to 500mm that is sure to trigger widespread floods from Quang Bnh to Binh Dinh provinces, the agency stated. Its strongest winds are expected to reach 166 km/hour (103 miles/hour) before hitting Vietnam's central coastal region overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday, national media said.

The super typhoon already caused floods in the Philippines and left five people dead and three missing after its passage there from Sunday to Monday, the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

Noru then set off across the South China Sea toward Vietnam, where public services and local people are engaged in a race against time to reinforce fishing cages, public works, workshops, warehouses and coastal construction projects. A natural disaster prevention official instructed local authorities to get 57,800 vessels to seek safe shelters and call back 739 vessels operating at sea, media said.
Video 2: In Quang Ngai  Ly Son Island storm Noru has made already landfall in the area, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. All personnel have been dispatched to respond to the storm and the people have been evacuated. No casualty was reported.

Typhoon Noru


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