The powerful storm "noru" has swept through Vietnam and affected million households while expected to hit Thailand soon. On early Wednesday (28/9/2022) noru blew off roofs, billboards and, uprooted trees as it hit central Vietnam, packing winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour.
The storm also caused a widespread blackout affecting over one million households in Da Nang Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and, Quang Ngai provinces.
There have not been immediate reports about casualties, after the storm swept through the country but authorities said it would bring more rain and could still pose further danger state media said the typhoon has been downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall.
In the meantime Thai officials issued warnings on Wednesday (26/9/2022) for heavy rain and flooding, brought by the approaching a tropical storm noru which is expected to reach northeastern Thailand on Thursday.
The meteorological department said, the storm that made landfall in Vietnam is moving westward at 20 kilometers per hour, headed to Laos and Thailand with maximum winds of 150 kilometers per hour.
Authorities expect noru to bring downpour and flash floods in north, northeast and, central Thailand and waves of 3 to 5 meters high in the gulf of Thailand from tomorrow until october 1st.