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Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

By Staff reporters   September 27, 2022 | 06:59 pm PT
Storm Noru blew away roofs and tossed trees and fences all over the place in Da Nang and nearby provinces Wednesday morning.
Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

Metal roofs were blown off and scattered on a street in Da Nang City.

Storm Noru made landfall in Da Nang and its neighbor Quang Nam Province at 1 a.m. Wednesday, carrying maximum winds of 133 kph. It has continued to weaken.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

Barricades at a marina along Bach Dang Street in Da Nang tossed around.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

Trees uprooted on Ly Tu Trong Street at the intersection with Bach Dang Street in Da Nang.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

Fallen tree branches in the town of Hoi An in Quang Nam.

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, the storm lay centered over Da Nang and the provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces at 7 a.m. with winds of up to 117 kph.

It is expected to move west at a speed of 20-25 kph and weaken into a depression.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

A coffee shop in Hoi An Town after the storm.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

A glass window in a house in Hoi An that was broken by the wind.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

Hoi An is flooded. Bach Dang Street along the Hoai River in Hoi An was under 40cm of water on Wednesday morning.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

Houses collapsed in Cam Thanh, Quang Nam Province.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

The fence of the Quang Nam provincial library in Tam Ky Town was knocked over.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

The roof of a house on Ban Thach River in Tam Ky Town was blown away.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

A tree in Tam Ky Town that buckled in the strong winds.

Nguyen Van Long of the town's Tam Tien Commune, who lives some 200 m from the sea, says the winds were terrifying.

"Metal roofs, despite being fortified with sand bags, were torn away by the winds. I would have been blown away if I walked outside."

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

An electricity pole in Tam Thanh Commune in Tam Ky Town bent double.

Power cut was recorded on large scale in Da Nang and Thua Thien Hue Province. It also affected 210,000 families in Quang Ngai, more than 345,000 families in Quang Nam.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

A house on Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai lost its roof.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

A restaurant on Ly Son Island saw its roof and many iron pillars torn down.

Storm Noru causes mayhem in central region

Huong Giang Hamlet in the town of Hue is flooded.

Da Nang and nearby provinces - Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Kon Tum are forecast to receive rainfall of 100-150 and more than 200 mm in some places on Wednesday.

Rainfall of 100-250 mm, and over 300 mm in some places, is forecast in the north central region on Wednesday and Thursday, while the Red River Delta, including Hanoi, and the northern coastal area should expect rainfall of 70-150 mm, and over 180 mm in some places over the two days.

 
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