November 16 According to Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao” report, after typhoon “Huan Gao” ravaged the Philippines, it landed in Vietnam on the 15th. Strong winds damaged many buildings and uprooted trees and injured at least five people.
On the morning of the 15th, “Huan Gao” landed in central Vietnam at a wind speed of 90 kilometers per hour. The strong wind lifted the roofs of many houses, causing further damage to the lives of local people who have been frequently hit by typhoons since 2020.
A preliminary report from the Vietnam Disaster Management Agency showed that five people were injured while trying to protect their houses.
According to reports, the wind speed of “Huan Gao” dropped significantly after landing in the Philippines, but its destructive power was still strong. The Vietnamese authorities had evacuated nearly 650,000 people in seven coastal provinces long before the typhoon made landfall to minimize casualties.
When “Huan Gao” swept across the Philippines last week, strong winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour killed 67 people and affected more than 340,000 people. Dozens of towns and cities north of the surrounding area of the capital Manila were flooded. The flood has slowly receded and people are beginning to return to their homes.
In the past six weeks, Vietnam has been hit by storms one after another. The storms triggered floods and mudslides, killing at least 159 people and missing 70 people. Severe weather also destroyed more than 400,000 houses, many roads and bridges in the area were washed away by floods, power supply was interrupted, and at least 150,000 people faced food shortages.