Super Typhoon Haiyan Hits Vietnam

At least 13 people were killed and 81 injured according to the Voice of Vietnam.

1. Updated — Nov. 11, 1:55 a.m. ET: In Vietnam 13 people have been killed, according to the Voice of Vietnam, the country’s national radio broadcaster.

Vietnamese state media say that at least 131 people had died, although the deaths appeared to have taken place before the storm made landfall as preparations were taking place. The storm was downgraded after making landfall and is currently striking China’s border provinces.

2. Updated — Nov. 10, 4:14 p.m. ET: Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province, with sustained winds of 75 mph and gusts of 93 mph.

3. Updated — Nov. 10, 12:40 p.m. ET

On Sunday, Vietnam’s central coast was spared from Typhoon Haiyan’s deadly force after the storm’s expected trajectory changed and headed north, and remained about 100 miles off the coast, USA Today reports

As of Sunday morning, Haiyan was the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane. Winds were of 92 mph and weakening, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Michael Palmer.

“The typhoon should make landfall in northern Vietnam by early Monday and may actually weaken to a tropical storm before landfall,” he said.

4. In anticipation of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines and killed at least 1,200, Vietnam is working to prepare for the worst.

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On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that in the typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city in the central Philippines, the death toll could reach 10,000 people.

5. Approximately 20,000 families were evacuated in several districts in Vietnam’s Da Nang city.

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Residents secure the gates to a house as they prepare to evacuate ahead of Typhoon Haiyan in Vietnam.

6. More than 200,000 people found refuge in storm shelters, and soldiers helped secure vulnerable homes.

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Residents collect sandbags to protect their houses against Typhoon Haiyan in Vietnam’s central Da Nang city, November 9.

7. Nearly 300,000 people were moved to safer areas in Da Nang and Quang Nam.

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Residents pack sand into bags as they prepare to protect their houses against Typhoon Haiyan in central Da Nang city, November 9.

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9. As of Saturday, four million people are believed to have been affected by the category five storm.

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A resident secures the gate to a house as he prepares to evacuate ahead of Typhoon Haiyan in Vietnam’s central Da Nang city, November 9.

10. Many schools have closed and people from low-lying coastal areas are moving to temporary shelters in buildings on higher ground, Al Jazeera reports.

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11. To prepare, people are packing bags of sand to hold down their roofs and protect their houses.

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13. The bags are also used to make bunkers, which can hold 40-50 people.

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15. Authorities in 15 provinces have called back boats to prepare for possible landslides.

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Red Cross staff help families anchor their boats in Son Tra district, Da Nang, ahead of Typhoon Haiyan’s expected landfall.

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17. The storm is expected to hit costal areas tomorrow morning.

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