Vietnam is in the process of recovering from a bashing with a massive storm. Al Jazeera reported on Sept. 30, 2013, "Tropical storm Wutip lashes Vietnam." Central Vietnam was hit hard by tropical storm Wutip on Monday after it sunk at least two Chinese fishing boats, leaving 75 fishermen missing.
When Wutip, which weakened from a typhoon, made landfall, it also uprooted trees, cut power lines and damaged more than 1,000 houses. Schools were closed in Vietnam and all boats were ordered ashore. About 70,000 people in vulnerable areas along its central coastline were sent to shelters.
Vietnam's National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center said Wutip made landfall on Vietnam's central coast on Monday afternoon local time with winds of up to 64 mph per hour and gusts of about 80 mph. Nguyen Duc Cuong, a local communist party official in Quang Tri province, said on state-run VTV, "We have evacuated thousands of people, prepared vehicles, mobilized 5,000 police and soldiers."
ABC News has reported, "Tropical Storm Wutip Lashes Vietnam's Coast." The roofs of many houses were blown off by Wutip. This was the strongest typhoon to gather off Vietnam this season. Many storms hit Vietnam every year killing hundreds of people and causing millions of dollars in damage.