Typhoon Nakri weakens after barreling up Central Vietnam

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After making landfall in the Central provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa last night, typhoon Nakri weakened into a tropical low pressure system and a low pressure zone this morning, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

Trees uprooted in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province when typhoon Nakri made landfall in the area on November 10 (Photo: SGGP)

Trees uprooted in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province when typhoon Nakri made landfall in the area on November 10 (Photo: SGGP)

The center has warned mountainous areas of heavy-rain triggered flash flood and landslide while low lying areas should remain vigilant over flooding in the aftermath of the typhoon.
In Phu Yen, rains have abated in many areas. At 10:30 pm on November 10, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Huu The said that the typhoon caused power blackout over wide area. Before the storm made landfall, the province had evacuated 36,000 people to safe places.
In the neighboring province of Binh Dinh, about 6,000 households were evacuated out from vulnerable areas at 11am on November 10. Local authorities guided fishing boats to shelters. Border army force and local residents used thousands of sand bags and stone gabion for temporary repair of an embankment breach, caused by the previous typhoon Matmo at the end of October, in Nhon Hai peninsula.
From November 9-10, Nha Trang city authorities also removed residents from areas prone to the typhoon.

By staff writers - Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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