Storm Vamco strikes central Vietnam

By Giang Huy, Nguyen Dong, Vo Thanh, Dac Thanh   November 15, 2020 | 12:27 pm GMT+7
Storm Vamco made landfall in localities around Ha Tinh and Thua Thien-Hue provinces Sunday morning, uprooting trees and damaging many properties.
Quang Binh Province residents used sand bags to reinforce their houses the night as storm Vamco pounding the region at 8 a.m.According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the storm was traveling with winds of up to 90 kph at 7 a.m. and traveled northwest direction made landfall aross regions between Ha Tinh to Thua Thien-Hue provinces first before weakening into a tropical depression around noon.

Quang Binh Province residents placed sand bags the previous night to prevent their sheet roofs from being blown away.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the storm was traveling with winds of up to 90 kph at 7 a.m. and made landfall in areas between Ha Tinh and Thua Thien-Hue before weakening into a tropical depression around noon.

The storm damgaed a portion of a sidewalk in Da Nang City at around 9 a.m.

A damaged sidewalk in Da Nang City at around 9 a.m.

High tide wrecked portion of a sidewalk in Da Nang City.

High tide wrecked a sidewalk in Da Nang.

Vamco uprooted a tree in front of a temple in Thuan An Town, Thua Thien-Hue Province at 10:30 a.m.

A large tree uprooted in front of a temple in Thuan An Town in Thua Thien-Hue at 10:30 a.m.

Strong wind blew away metal roofs of a school in Phu Thuan Commune, Phu Van Disitrict in Thua Thien-Hue.

Strong wind blew away metal roofs of a school in Phu Thuan Commune, Phu Van District in Thua Thien-Hue.

Strong waves pounded the residents properties at 9:30 a.m. in Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province.

Strong waves pounded the residents' properties at 9:30 a.m. in Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province.

Soldiers and residents in Quang Nam Province started cleaning up roads at 10 a.m.

Soldiers and residents in Quang Nam Province started cleaning up roads at 10 a.m.

A woman in Quang Binh Province selling produces under the raining weather. Rain fell heavier as the storm hit the region at around 11 a.m.

A woman sells fruits, flowers and vegetables in the rain on a street in Quang Binh Province. The rains got heavier as the storm hit the area at around 11 a.m.

Lines of boats at a dock in Quang Binhs Dong Hoi Town.All localities have urged people not to leave home from Saturday afternoon.Vamco is the third storm in the East Sea, also known as the South China Sea, in November and 13th this year. It killed at least 42 people and left 20 others missing in the Philippines where it hit the main island of Luzon late on Wednesday and early Thursday, Reuters reported.

Boats docked at a wharf in Quang Binh's Dong Hoi Town.
All central Vietnam localities urged people not to leave home from Saturday afternoon onward.
Vamco is November’s third and the year’s 13th storm to hit Vietnam. It killed at least 42 people and left 20 others missing in the Philippines where it hit the main island of Luzon late Wednesday and early Thursday, Reuters reported.

 
 
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