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Vietnam braces for Typhoon Nari

October 14, 2013 – 12:59 pm

Typhoon Nari is forecast to strike Vietnam at approximately 18:00 GMT today –  14 October. This information is supplied by the US Navy and the Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggests that the point of landfall will be near 16.1 N, 108.6 E. Nari is expected to bring maximum sustained winds to the region of around 166 km/h (103 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.

According to the Saffir-Simpson damage scale the potential property damage and flooding from a storm of Nari’s strength (category 2) at landfall includes:
• Storm surge generally 1.8-2.4 metres (6-8 feet) above normal. Some roofing material, doors, and window damage to buildings;
• Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees potentially blown down;
• Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers;
• Coastal and low-lying escape routes will potentially flood 2-4 hours before the arrival of the storm center.
• Small craft in unprotected anchorages could break moorings. There is also the potential for flooding further inland due to the heavy rain.

Hoi An government has just requested all beachside resorts including Palm Garden Resort, Hoi An Beach Resort, Victoria Hoi An Resort, Sunrise Resort, Boutique Hoi An Resort and other nearby resorts to move guests to Danang city hotels & resort for the guests’ safety. Other resorts located around Da Nang beach are not moving guests to other places but suggest guests not to leave their rooms this evening and instead take room service.

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