Storm Noul has claimed at least six lives, left 112 others injured and led to a massive blackout in central Vietnam.
The worst affected is Thua Thien-Hue Province, where at least four people died, according to the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
They include a 49-year-old teacher who was hit by a fallen tree while returning home last Friday when the storm made landfall on the central coast before weakening into a tropical depression.He died a day later.
Two other men, aged between 33 and 35, died while repairing their damaged homes following the storm.
On Friday a 47-year-old man was killed by a falling tree in Thua Thien-Hue’s Phong Dien District.
Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces have one death each.
Noul weakened by Friday morning after making landfall over Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri provinces with winds of up to 90 kph, bringing heavy rains and causing widespread power outages.
More than 280,000 families in Hue have been without electricity since Friday.As of Sunday, many areas were still without power, with more than 10,000 trees downed.
In the ancient town of Hoi An, Quang Nam province, heavy rain flooded many streets and caused landslides on Cua Dai beach.The beach was closed for three years due to erosion and only reopened in 2017.
In the tourist city of Da Nang, downpours since Thursday morning have caused massive floods and inundated many houses in Thanh Khe district.
Noul is the fifth tropical storm this year in the South China Sea, known internationally as the East Sea.The fourth particle, Higos, made landfall in China last month.
Meteorologists warn that the East Sea could see 11-13 storms and tropical depressions this year, half of which affect Vietnam.
Vietnam's long coastline makes Vietnam particularly vulnerable to devastating storms and floods.Natural disasters, mainly floods and landslides caused by storms, killed 132 people and injured another 207 last year.
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