Super typhoon Goni leveled down, heading to East Sea

by NDO01 November 2020 Last updated at 15:00 PM

The projected path of typhoon Goni.
The projected path of typhoon Goni.

VTV.vn - Super typhoon Goni has leveled down to level 15 and is hitting the Philippines with ferocious winds. The typhoon is forecast to enter the East Sea in the next hours with sustained winds of level 11 and gusts of level 13.

According to the national weather service, after making landfall in the Philippines, super typhoon Goni has weakened below the super typhoon level but it remains very strong with the strongest winds of 165-185 km per hour.

The typhoon is forecast to move Northwest at a speed off 20-25km per hour and enter the East Sea in the next 24 hours. It is expected to land in Central Vietnam from Da Nang to Phu Yen during the night of November 4.

The typhoon will cause heavy rains in the provinces from Thua Thien Hue to Quang Ngai on November 4-6 and then, the rainy area will expand to North Central and South Central regions.

The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Response issued a document on October 31 asking provinces from Thanh Hoa to Khanh Hoa and relevant agencies to closely monitor the developments of the typhoon to promptly respond to the typhoon to ensure safety to the local people.

*The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has requested relevant units to coordinate with local authorities in the regions hit by typhoon Molave to hastily search for missing people due to landslides in Quang Nam Province, at the construction site of Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant, in Thua Thien Hue Province as well as missing fishermen of two sunk ships in Binh Dinh Province.

According to the Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, as of 17:30 on October 31, 229 people have died or remain missing due to floods and typhoon No. 9 Molave. Previously, floods from October 6-21 left 150 people dead and missing.

Typhoon No.9 sunk 56 boats, destroyed 216 houses and unroofed 69,395 others. It also inundated 48 communes in seven districts in Nghe An Province and 35 communes in eight districts in Ha Tinh Province as well as seven communes in four districts in Thua Thien Hue Province.

*The High Command of Military Region 4 and the Military Command of Nghe An Province organised missions to transport and supply relief goods for local people separated by floods in Vinh City and four districts of Hung Nguyen, Thanh Chuong, Do Luong and Nghi Loc in Nghe An Province.

Tonnes of rice, noodles, milk, dried food as well as life jackets were presented to people who have been isolated by floods.


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