Typhoon Noro makes landfall in Vietnam, causing damage and flooding

Typhoon Noru made landfall in Vietnam early this morning, causing damage to thousands of homes and widespread flooding.

Nuru made its way straight toward the coastal city of Quang Nam and Da Nang Province in the early hours of this morning, bringing winds of 117 kilometers per hour as a Category 4 storm before making landfall, according to the National Hydrometeorological Forecasting Center.

The typhoon reached Vietnam days after hitting the Philippines on Sunday as the most powerful storm there this year, killing at least eight people.

No deaths were reported in Vietnam, but at least nine people were injured while trying to fortify their homes on Tuesday.

The Vietnam Meteorological Service has warned that the central regions of the country from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai provinces will suffer more heavy rains, which could cause landslides and flash floods.

Ten airports were closed due to the storm, with national airline Vietnam Airlines telling local media it had canceled 148 flights, affecting about 14,000 passengers.

On Tuesday, Vietnamese authorities mobilized more than 270,000 military personnel to deal with the storm, while residents prepared to fortify their homes with sandbags.

Hundreds of thousands of people living in vulnerable areas along the central coast were also evacuated before the storm.

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