Subscribe
UPDATE 5: Noru back over open water, leaving trail of damage, flooding and power outages in its wake as it heads toward Vietnam.

UPDATE 5: Noru back over open water, leaving trail of damage, flooding and power outages in its wake as it heads toward Vietnam. ()

Noon Monday, Sept. 26, Philippines time: Typhoon Noru is back out over open water in the South China Sea, headed toward Vietnam with Joint Typhoon Warning Center-forecast landfall over central Vietnam just past sunrise Wednesday as a Category 2-equivalent system.

At 8 a.m., Noru was 670 miles east of Da Nang, moving west-northwest at 16 mph, packing 86-mph sustained winds and 104-mph gusts. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal 1 remains raised for portions of west-central Luzon, according to the Philippines national weather authority PAGASA.

JTWC forecasts Noru to roar ashore over Da Nang at 8 a.m. local time Thursday, packing 110-mph sustained winds and 127-mph gusts at center.

Noru left a trail of flooding and power outages in its wake in the Philippines. It made landfall in Burdeos in Quezon province before sunset Sunday, leaving five rescuers dead and thousands evacuated to emergency shelters. Officials suspended classes and government work in Metro Manila and outlying provinces.

author picture
Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up