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Megar typhoon heads to Hong Kong

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm




Megar typhoon heads to Hong Kong


QĐND – Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 21:50 (GMT+7)

The storm eye was still in the East Sea this morning, October 20. However, forecasters said that it will change direction to Hong Kong.


At 4am this morning, the storm was around 550km from Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago. It is moving at the speed of 10km per hour to the west-north west and north west.


In the next two days, it will change direction to the north. By 7am, October 22, Megi will be around 280km from Hong Kong. One day later, it will be in Hong Kong sea. The radius of the dangerous area will be around 200km.


In the East Sea, the storm is expected to cause heavy rain with winds speeds reaching more than 180 km per hour at its centre. Fishermen have been advised not to go out to sea.


As the strongest storm in the Pacific in the last 20 years, Megi killed at least ten people in the Philippines when it hit this country last night.


In Vietnam, the strongest typhoon in the last 10 years was Xangsane in 2006, which killed over 60 people and damaged more than 200,000 houses, 800 boats, causing the total loss of at least 10 trillion dong.


Source: VietnamNet


Source: QDND

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