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Vietnam Suffers Floods and Blackouts After Typhoon Noru Makes Landfall

Residents reinforce the roof of a building ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Noru in Hoi An, Quang Nam province, Vietnam, on Sept. 27.

Residents reinforce the roof of a building ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Noru in Hoi An, Quang Nam province, Vietnam, on Sept. 27.

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Typhoon Noru made landfall in Vietnam early Wednesday morning, knocking out power for more than 500,000 households and causing flooding and property damage along the country’s central region.

Noru’s eye struck the coast between Danang and Quang Nam at about 4 a.m. local time Wednesday, with gusts as strong as 117 kilometers (73 miles) per hour, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. In the historic town of Hoi An, some streets were flooded and strong winds downed trees.