Typhoon Nari hit the coast of Vietnam his morning causing heavy rain and high winds across the central region. Initial reports show the storm brought down trees, swept off roofs and broke windows in high-rise buildings. It submerged thousands of houses and hectares of rice and subsidiary crops.
In Quang Nam, torrential rains and high tidal surges breached parts of the sea dyke at Cua Dai beach. Many roads in Tam Ky and Hoi An towns were left deep water.
The water levels of the Hoai River are rising quickly, submerging thousands of houses in the old town of Hoi An.
Thua Thien Hue Prov. suffered a serious outage of power since last night.
Water levels of the Huong River in Hue city spilled over into residential areas, forcing the police to install warning barriers.
In Danang, initial reports show at least 11 local residents were injured, including 4 in Ngu Hanh Son, 2 in Hoa Vang and 1 in Son Tra district.
Most areas are living in darkness and without telecommunications services.
Soon after the storm hit Vietnam, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat held a meeting to urge the central provinces to continue monitoring the storm, clear National Highway 1A and return power to residents in the affected areas.