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More rain brought by typhoon Talim to hit many parts of Vietnam

More rain brought by typhoon Talim to hit many parts of Vietnam

Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 16:56 GMT+7
More rain brought by typhoon Talim to hit many parts of Vietnam
Heavy rains and thunderstorms uproot a tree in Ho Chi Minh City, July 17, 2023. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Moderate to heavy rains are forecast to continue dampening many localities in Vietnam on Wednesday even though typhoon Talim, the first storm to threaten Vietnam this year, weakened after making landfall in southern China on Tuesday afternoon, according to the national weather center.

The northwestern Vietnamese region will experience downpours with a rain volume of up to 150 millimeters, while rainfalls ranging from 50 to 70 millimeters will hit the Red River Delta.

The weather center warned residents in Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai Provinces against deluges, landslides, and flash floods triggered by torrential rains.

The southern and Central Highlands regions will be battered by medium to heavy rains, coupled with thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday, with rainfall estimated at up to 120 millimeters.

The coastal areas from south-central Khanh Hoa Province to Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam, will face strong winds, rough seas, and high waves of three meters on Wednesday.

At 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Talim slammed into Guangxi in southern China, bordering northern Vietnam, packing winds at level eight and gusting up to level 10, according to the national weather center.

A woman rides her bicycle in the rain in Mong Cai City in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam on July 18, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A woman rides her bicycle in the rain in Mong Cai City, Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam, July 18, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The storm brought torrential rains to many localities across Vietnam, mainly in the northern region, on Tuesday.

Nguyen Long Hoa, head of the Ca Mau Province Irrigation Department, said on Tuesday afternoon that due to the impact of the first storm, heavy rains, accompanied by an unexpected tornado and high waves, had damaged 33 houses, sunk two fishing boats, and destroyed a 50-meter embankment section, causing a loss of over VND1 billion (US$42,300).

“Khanh Hoi Market in U Minh District was submerged under rainwater,” Hoai added.

Since the start of the year, natural disasters have destroyed 132 houses and buildings, resulting in a total loss of more than VND19 billion ($802,530) in Ca Mau.

Soc Trang Province recorded the roofs of some 50 houses and a school in Vinh Chau Town being blown away by strong winds triggered by the storm, said Pham Tan Dao, head of the provincial Irrigation Department.

In Soc Trang City, the provincial capital, seven houses had their roofs ripped off, while many trees were uprooted.

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Tieu Bac - Le Phan - Thanh Huyen - Khac Tam / Tuoi Tre News

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