Strong winds knock down a tree on Tran Phu Street in Da Nang on Monday morning. Photo: Dieu Hien
Newly-formed typhoon Vamco, the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam this year, brought strong wind and heavy rains to the central city of Da Nang on Monday.
Vamco originally took shape on the southeast waters of Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands early Sunday night and was classified as a tropical depression. It developed into a tropical storm early Monday morning.
Although it has yet to make landfall in Da Nang, strong wind and rains have slammed into the city, uprooting trees and blowing billboards on many streets.
A number of motorbikes and bicycle riders were also knocked down by strong winds.
Heavy rains caused traffic congestion on some streets as parents flocked to schools to pick their children up.
All students were allowed by their schools to skip classes on Monday afternoon.
Tens of flights from/to Da Nang and other affected provinces in the Central Highlands on Monday were canceled due to the storm.
A tree and a billboard collapse on a Da Nang street.
Fallen trees cause traffic congestion on a Da Nang Street
Congestion on a Da Nang street at noon on Monday