A tropical depression has developed into a storm which is heading towards the East Sea, according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting.
At 7 this morning, October 20 the storm was centred in the area around 330 kilometres east of the Philippines’ Luzon Island with the wind power of 60-75 kilometres per hour.
The flooding in Ha Tinh
In the next 24 hours, the storm would move north-northwest and enter the East Sea and would be around 740 kilometres from the southeast of the Paracel Islands. By 7 am on October 22 the distance would be shortened to just 350 kilometres.
In the next 24 hours later, the storm is set to directly ravage the Paracel Islands with wind speeds of 100-115 kilometres per hour.
The typhoon is anticipated to make landfall in the central region of Vietnam from October 24 to 26.
Storms Noul and Nangka subsequently have battered Vietnam’s central localities over the past two weeks, bringing heavy rain to the region. Heavy downpours triggered flash floods and landslides, leaving at least 102 dead and dozens missing (October 19 update). Casualties are expected to keep rising as floodwaters are yet to recede.
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