Northern Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province suffered damage worth no less than US$94,000 but there have been few fatalities when highly effective tropical storm Rammasun swept through the locality on Saturday, local authorities stated.
China’s National Meteorological Center said Rammasun was on course to hit Hainan island and Guangdong province late in the afternoon. The outer bands from the storm lashed Hong Kong overnight with heavy rain and powerful winds however the city was spared a direct hit because the typhoon veered west towards Hainan.
Packing winds Friday morning of up to 198 kilometers (123 miles) an hour, the super typhoon was anticipated to bring torrential rains, the NMC stated. China’s official news agency Xinhua stated Rammasun was expected to become the strongest typhoon to hit Hainan in 40 years.
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