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Typhoon Noru weakens as it moves into Thailand 


By Matichon plus AP published by Msn.com

THE Thai Meteorological Department said Typhoon Noru weakened into a depression upon arriving in Thailand at 6 p.m. today (Sept. 28) and is centred at Khong Chiam district of Ubon Ratchathani province, Matichon newspaper said.

Lt. Thanasit Aiamonanchai, deputy director for academic affairs at the departement, said the weakened Noru is moving westwards in a slightly northern direction at a speed of 15 kilometres an hour.

It will pass through Amnat Charoen province then head for the Central region with Yasothon, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum provinces being hit. After that it will move towards the lower Northern region.

This storm will lead to every province in the Northeast getting continuous rain.

Amnat Choroen has already started feeling the impact of Noru having received 105.7 mm of rain from 4 to 5 p.m. today leading to flash floods.

Thirteen houses built on the bank of an irrigation canal flowing from Buddha Park got flooded due to the torrential downpour.

Typhoon Noru had weakened into a tropical storm over central Vietnam today, causing blackouts and blowing off roofs and billboards with strong winds.

There were no immediate reports of casualties after Noru made landfall south of Da Nang and quickly moved inland. Although losing strength, Noru dumped heavy rains, flooding villages while wind gusts caused damage to homes and uprooted trees, according to state media.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the storm was packing winds of 85 kilometres (51 miles) per hour.

Before hitting Vietnam, Noru left at least eight dead when it pummelled the northern Philippines, including a group of five rescuers who drowned while trying to save villagers from rising floodwaters.


Top: Lt.Thanasit Aiamonanchai showing Noru’s path in Thailand. Photo: Matichon

First insert: In an image taken from video, officials remove fallen trees from roads from Typhoon Noru, today, Sept. 28, 2022, in Quang Nam province, Vietnam. Photo: VTV via AP and published by Mynorthwest.com

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