5 dead, 29 injured as Typhoon Nari nears Vietnam

Nari Oct 15
October 15, 2013VIETNAM - Vietnamese authorities are evacuating thousands of people in the path of Typhoon Nari, expected to hit the country in the next 24 hours. Typhoon Nari will slam into central Vietnam tomorrow after the powerful storm left 13 dead in the Philippines. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines, in the aftermath of the storm. The typhoon hit northern Philippines over the weekend ripping off rooftops, toppling trees and triggering flash floods. Authorities in the central provinces of Thien Hue and Da Nang are moving roughly 66,000 people in vulnerable coastal areas to safety, according to the state-controlled Tuoi Tre newspaper. “Very strong winds are expected from later Monday,” Bui Minh Tang, head of Vietnam’s national weather forecast centre, said. “There might be heavy rains of up to 500 millimetres over the next few days.” Boats have been urged to seek shelter and food has been prepared for residents in case of prolonged flooding. Vietnam is hit by around eight to 10 tropical storms every year, often resulting in loss of life and heavy material damage. Last month Typhoon Wutip left a trail of destruction in Vietnam, ripping the roofs off nearly 200,000 houses and leaving several people dead. According to official tolls 40 people have been killed in flooding in Vietnam since early September. –ABC
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One Response to 5 dead, 29 injured as Typhoon Nari nears Vietnam

  1. Irene C says:

    I’m not sure if this was posted before, but it’s worth noting.

    Strong typhoon heads for Japan and crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

    http://rt.com/news/typhoon-japan-fukushima-leaks-219/

    A powerful typhoon is bearing down on Japan – and its path is set to go through the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. It’s less than 24 hours until the storm is due to hit. The storm has been branded a “once in a decade event”.

    The country’s weather agency has issued warnings of torrential rain and strong winds ahead of the coming typhoon, Wipha.

    450 flights have been canceled across Japan in measures against the coming typhoon. The combined cancelations will affect 60,850 passengers, Japan Airlines Co said.

    East Japan Railway Co said it had canceled 31 bullet trains going north and west from Tokyo, Reuters reported.

    The typhoon is moving towards the country at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour, and is currently to the south of the country in the Pacific ocean.

    Near its center, the speed of the typhoon can exceed 144 kilometers per hour.

    “Wipha will remain a strong and expansive extra-tropical system as it tracks along the eastern coast of Japan,” the US-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported on its website.

    The exact track of Wipha is crucial: if its center passes just west of Tokyo, a large storm surge would affect the city of more than 35 million people and potentially bring major flooding.

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