Former typhoon Noru is drenching Vietnam as a tropical depression, with authorities warning residents to stay on alert for floods and landslides.
Vietnam downgrades Noru to tropical storm
Vietnam has downgraded Typhoon Noru to a tropical depression but warns residents to stay on alert because of the risks from flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain.
The storm made landfall in the early hours of Wednesday with winds of 117km/h in the province of Quang Nam, home to the historic city of Hoi An and resort of Danang, the weather agency told state media.
“I don’t know if my roof has been torn down yet. The wind is just too strong,” Le Thi Buoi, 70, said by telephone from a shelter in the coastal community of Tam Ky.
“You can hear it’s roaring even inside this shelter.”