Typhoon Noru: Karding makes landfall in Vietnam’s Da Nang

Typhoon Noru: Karding makes landfall in Vietnam's Da Nang
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Typhoon Noru made landfall near the popular tourist city of Da Nang in Vietnam on Wednesday morning, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. hundreds thousands of people were evacuated.

Noru hit Vietnam at 5 a.m. local time Wednesday, according to CNN Weather, less than 36 hours later. left a trail of destruction in the Philippines – where he was known as Karding.

The typhoon weakened slightly before making landfall, but was still equivalent to a high-end Category 2 hurricane with winds near 175 kph, or about 109 mph.

Winds died down and the storm weakened to the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane just before noon, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. But Quang Nam province, home to the historic city of Hoi An and the tourist hotspot of Da Nang beach, suffered from flooding.

More than 100,000 households with 400,000 people have been evacuated as of Tuesday, according to Viet Nam News, the English-language newspaper run by Vietnam’s state news agency. About 11,000 foreign tourists and 7,000 national visitors stay in the city.

The government also said local authorities had instructed nearly 58,000 ships carrying 300,000 workers to move to safe havens.

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

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

When they returned home Wednesday morning as the storm began to die down, they found that their roof had been partially destroyed and water had seeped into their home, but things weren’t as bad as they initially feared.

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

Before from noru Upon arrival, Vietnamese authorities banned boats from entering the sea and asked the students to stay home.

It will continue to bring strong winds and storm surge along the coast near Da Nang and is expected to weaken as it moves inland over Southeast Asia. Central Vietnam, southern Laos and northern Thailand face a risk of flooding over the next 48 hours.

Local authorities on Tuesday were asked to cancel unnecessary gatherings to focus on storm prevention and control, according to Viet Nam News.

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

Thua Thien Hue province, home to more than 2,000 fishing boats and around 11,000 fishermen, also banned boats from going out to sea on Sunday amid warnings that the storm will bring strong winds, high waves and flooding, Viet Nam reported. Nam News.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Tuesday chaired an urgent meeting with officials 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 such units, must further enhance their responsibilities to ensure the safety, life and property of people and the state in the context of climate. Climate change is becoming more and more extreme and unusual, causing very serious consequences,” the prime minister said, according to Viet Nam News.

Typhoon Noru left the Philippines around 8 p.m. Monday, according to a bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), after strong winds and heavy rains flooded Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island.

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

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