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|Storm Noul causes falling trees and utility poles in Hue city of Thua Thien-Hue province (Photo: VNA)|
Thua Thien-Hue - Storm Noul, the fifth in the East Sea this year and which made landfall in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on the morning of September 18, has so far killed one person and injured 23 others.
The death was caused by a falling tree, in Phong Dien district’s Phong Thu commune.
Phong Dien is among the localities that have borne the brunt of the storm, with others being Quang Dien, Phu Vang, and Phu Loc districts, Huong Tra and Huong Thuy towns, and the city of Hue.
Strong winds have blown the roofs off 1,664 houses.
Two women were injured while another woman went missing on August 18 in storm-related circumstances in the neighbouring provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Tri, respectively.
Noul hit Vietnam’s central localities, especially Da Nang, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Binh, and Quang Tri, with wind speeds reaching 90-100 km/h and hitting 135 km/h at times. The storm weakened upon landfall and became a tropical low pressure system.
It is forecast that central localities will continue to experience heavy rains on the afternoon and evening of August 18.
In response to the storm, the Ministry of Transport has issued an urgent dispatch guiding the monitoring and prompt updating of the storm’s developments, search and rescue efforts, and traffic management.