(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
Typhoon Noru made landfall in Vietnam early Wednesday morning, causing the closure of ten airports, damaging thousands of homes and causing widespread flooding.
The Vietnam National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) said that Typhoon Noru made its path directly towards the coastal province of Quang Nam and Da Nang city in the early hours of this morning, bringing winds of 117 km per hour before making landfall.
Ten airports were closed due to the typhoon, as the national airline, Vietnam Airlines, told local media that it had canceled 148 flights, affecting about 14,000 passengers.
Schools and offices were also closed in central provinces.
The NCHMF has warned that central areas from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai provinces will suffer more heavy rains, which could cause landslides and flash floods.
On Tuesday, Vietnamese authorities mobilized more than 270,000 military personnel to deal with the storm, while residents prepared by fortifying their homes with sandbags.
Hundreds of thousands of people living in vulnerable areas along the central coast were evacuated before the typhoon.
Typhoon Noru hit the Philippines last Sunday, killing at least six people and damaging infrastructure estimated at one million Philippine pesos in the Mimaropa region. (QNA)
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