Super typhoon makes landfall in central Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – In many provinces in the central region, from Hue to Ha Tinh, wind is getting strong, accompanied by heavy rain. Super typhoon Wutip has begun making landfall in Vietnam, damaging many houses and trees.

Storm Witfu damaged some houses in Thua Thien-Hue province.

Storm Witfu damaged some houses in Thua Thien-Hue province.

Heavy rain and strong wind appeared in Ha Tinh province in the early afternoon today, September 30. This province has already removed about 22,000 households from the storm-prone areas in the districts of Ky Anh, Thach Ha and Nghi Xuan. Earlier this morning, Mr. Cao Duc Phat – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development chaired a meeting with officials of Ha Tinh to discuss how to cope with the storm.

In Le Thuy district of Quang Binh province, the area which is forecast to be in the storm eye, wind and rain are very strong now. At least two people were reported injured, including a 15-year-old boy.

In this province, nearly 4,000 boats have anchored in safe places and about 5,000-6,000 households have been evacuated.

In Hue city, many trees were fallen and many houses lost roofs. In Loc Vinh commune in Phu Loc district, over 300m of embankment was erosed. More than 1,000 households were evacuated from the dangerous areas. However, until this afternoon, some people sought to return home despite the warning of danger.

In Nghe An province, by this afternoon, reservoirs in the province were basically full. All vessels have anchored in safe places. At present, nearly 3,900 households need to be evacuated.

The first damages caused by Witfu:

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Evacuation and preparation in central provinces:

Evacuation and preparation in central provinces:

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Compiled by Mai Lan Photo: VNE/VNN

Compiled by Mai Lan Photo: VNE/VNN

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