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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Typhoon Molave Nears Storm Battered Vietnam, Evacuations Started

Vietnamese authorities have announced they are preparing to evacuate 1.2 million people as typhoon Molave approaches which is expected to reach category 2 before making landfall.

Vietnamese authorities have announced they are preparing to evacuate 1.2 million people as typhoon Molave approaches which is expected to reach category 2 before making landfall.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Molave was recorded with wind speeds of 125 kilometers (77 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 150 kph (93.2 mph) when it left the Philippines.

Molave is expected to pack winds of 150 kph before making landfall near Da Nang and will remain on course and reach the area of sea between Da Nang and Phu Yen in the next 48 hours.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged all provinces to brace for Molave after being battered by three storms recently.

“This is a very strong typhoon that will impact a large area. Troops must deploy full force to support people, including mobilizing helicopters, tanks, and other means of transportation if needed” said Nguyen.

Boats were ordered to come ashore and security forces were told to get ready.

Molave will be the fourth storm to hit the country this month, and the strongest storm since the beginning of this year.

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