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Vietnam has marked “the strongest storm in a decade”

Vietnam has marked “the strongest storm in a decade”

Vietnam on Thursday ordered tens of thousands of people to evacuate its central coastal area as Typhoon Doksuri closed in, with officials predicting the storm could be the most powerful in a decade.

Doksuri is expected to make landfall in Vietnam midday Friday, packing heavy winds and rain. Officials ordered an offshore fishing ban, while some 47,000 people in Ha Tinh province began leaving their homes Thursday, according to an official from the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority who declined to be named.

The storm is forecast to last four central provinces with heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour (96 miles per hour), according to the Hong Kong Observatory. — Asia Nation

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