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Hoi An Ancient Town braces for Storm Molave

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 11:06 GMT+7
Hoi An Ancient Town braces for Storm Molave
A man rides a motorbike in the rain in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, as Storm Molave is about to make landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Residents in Hoi An Ancient Town, located in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam, are steeling themselves for Tropical Storm Molave.

Quang Nam Province faced strong winds after 9:00 am on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Molave moved at 20 to 25km per hour, according to Hoang Phuc Lam, deputy director of the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

According to a correspondent for Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in Hoi An, trees started to tilt and many buildings trembled as early as 7:45 am on the same day as the storm’s level tended to increase.

At the center of the ancient quarter, fishing boats are all docked along the Thu Bon River’s banks.

Meanwhile, rising water from the Hoai River flooded riverside Bach Dang Street.

Some porch roofs of local houses collapsed, while their ornamental plants were pushed into the streets.

Local people were requested to shelter in place. Those who had been evacuated to such safe places as villas and resorts of lodging businesses were supplied with food and water.

Forty-five kilometers off Hoi An City, the Cham Islands faced strong waves, which lashed near local people’s houses. Residents were already evacuated to military facilities and shelters.

Below are photos of Hoi An Ancient Town before Storm Molave makes landfall.

A fishing boat is docked along the Thu Bon River’s bank in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A fishing boat is docked along the Thu Bon River’s bank in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Fishing boats are docked along the Thu Bon River’s bank in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Fishing boats are docked along the Thu Bon River’s bank in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

This photo captures houses in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

This photo captures houses in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A large tree pot falls onto a street in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A large tree pot falls onto a street in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A man reinforces his house’s porch roof in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A man reinforces his house’s porch roof in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Strong waves lash Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Strong waves lash Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Sacks of sands are piled as a temporary revetment in front of a hotel near Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Sacks of sands are piled as a temporary revetment in front of a hotel near Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

An empty street in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

An empty street in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A local sails a boat on the Thu Bon River in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A local rows a boat on the Thu Bon River in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Local people dock their boats along the Thu Bon River’s bank in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Local people dock their boats along the Thu Bon River’s bank in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A man rides a motorbike in the rain in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, as Storm Molave is about to make landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

A man rides a motorbike in the rain in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, as Storm Molave is about to make landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Rising water floods a street in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

Rising water floods a street in the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, before Storm Molave makes landfall in Vietnam’s central region, October 28, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

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