Typhoon Noru: Karding has landed in Vietnam’s Da Nang

Typhoon Noru: Karding has landed in Vietnam's Da Nang
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Typhoon Noru made landfall near Vietnam’s popular beach resort of Da Nang on Wednesday morning, bringing high winds and heavy rain. hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated.

Norway hit Vietnam at 5 a.m. local time Wednesday, then less than 36 hours later, according to CNN Weather. Left a trail of destruction in the Philippines – He was known as Karding.

The typhoon weakened slightly before making landfall, but was still equivalent to a top Category 2 hurricane with winds of around 175 km/h, or about 109 mph.

Winds eased and the storm weakened to its Category 1 hurricane equivalent just before noon, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. But the Quang Nam province, home to the historic city of Hoi An and the beach resort hotspot of Da Nang, was damaged by the flooding.

More than 100,000 households with 400,000 people had been evacuated as of Tuesday, according to the British newspaper Viet Nam News, run by the state-run Vietnam News Agency. About 11,000 foreign tourists and 7,000 domestic visitors stay in the city.

The government also said local authorities had ordered about 58,000 boats to be moved to safe shelters, along with 300,000 workers.

Pham Nguyen Duc Anh, 24, an English teacher at Teach For Viet Nam in the Que Son district of Quang Nam province, decided to stay with her roommate at their neighbor’s house on Tuesday night because they were afraid she would be vulnerable under the house. strong winds.

Residents try to protect their motorcycles from flooding in Que Son District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

When they returned to their homes late Wednesday morning when the storm began to subside, they found their roof partially collapsed and water seeping into their home, but things were not as bad as they had initially feared.

“It was my first time here, I was living in the area. [that is] “It’s very vulnerable to climate catastrophes,” he said.

Before Nora’s Vietnamese authorities banned ships from the sea and asked students to stay at home.

It will continue to bring strong winds and waves along the coast near Da Nang and is expected to weaken as it moves further into Southeast Asia. Central Vietnam, southern Laos and northern Thailand are at risk of flooding in the next 48 hours.

According to Viet Nam News, local officials were asked to cancel unnecessary meetings on Tuesday to focus on storm prevention and control.

People push a motorcycle on a flooded street in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province on September 28, 2022.

Viet Nam News banned ships from sailing in Thua Thien Hue province, which is home to more than 2,000 fishing vessels and nearly 11,000 fishermen, on Sunday after warnings that the storm would bring strong winds, high waves and flooding.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an emergency meeting on Tuesday with officials from at least eight provinces expected to be affected by the storm to discuss response efforts, Vietnam News Agency reported.

“Ministry, branches and localities, especially the heads of these units, should further increase their responsibilities to ensure the safety, life and property of the people and the state in the context of the weather. According to Viet Nam News, the prime minister said, “Climate change is becoming increasingly extreme and unusual and very serious it leads to consequences,” he said.

Typhoon Noru left the Philippines around 8:00 PM on Monday. bulletin From the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) after the country’s largest and most populated island, Luzon, was flooded with gusty winds and heavy rains that flooded it.

Eight people died in typhoon-related incidents, including five rescue workers, the National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management said on Tuesday.

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