Updated: 11/21/2018 3:30:46 AM
Tropical depression Toraji, known previously as Tropical Depression 32W continue moving through the Gulf of Thailand and affecting southern Thailand and Malaysia.
Updated: 11/20/2018 1:01:03 AM
Tropical Depression Toraji made landfall in Vietnam on Sunday, November 18, bringing heavy rains which killed at least 14 people. Officials deployed hundreds of troops to Khánh Hòa province, where flash floods washed out roads and destroyed villages; traffic on National Route 1A, linking north and south Vietnam, was temporarily disrupted. Flooding and destructive landslides also impacted the provinces of Ninh Thuận and Bình Thuận and rainfall totals of 38 cm (15 in) were reported in Nha Trang (Khánh Hòa province) over the course of several hours. The storm is forecast to continue to move south-southwest into the Gulf of Thailand.
Updated: 11/19/2018 1:47:42 AM
Flash floods and landslides caused by a powerful typhoon have killed at least 12 people in central Vietnam, according to local media reports on Sunday.
Inundating rainfall and landslide have battered the central Khanh Hoa province in the last few days since Typhoon Toraji, a tropical cyclone blown in from the South China Sea. The bad weather conditions also hit country's transportation as some railway services were suspended and the main highway linking north and south Vietnam was blocked temporarily.
Published Sunday, November 18, 2018
Following the development of Toraji near Vietnam, another tropical system will impact the Philippines early this week.
An area of disturbed weather that AccuWeather meteorologists were monitoring for possible development this past week strengthened into Tropical Storm Toraji in the South China Sea on Saturday afternoon, local time.
Despite weakening to a tropical rainstorm, the storm will spread heavy rainfall through Vietnam and southern Cambodia.
This storm will bring flooding along and near the coast of southern Vietnam, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Houk.
Latest indications point toward a general 25-75 mm of rain falling across this zone, which can lead to localized flash flooding and mudslides. Travel delays will occur.
Cyclone Toraji Facts
Affected Area: 100 km.
Alert Level: Green