Tropical Storm Pakhar Whips Southern Vietnam

April 03, 2012; 6:03 AM
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Pakhar weakened to a tropical storm before making landfall in southern Vietnam on Sunday.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury after Pakhar unleashed strong winds and torrential rain.

Landfall happened on the coast near Vung Tau and Ham Tan, less than 100 km (60 miles) east of Ho Chi Minh City.

At the time of landfall, highest sustained winds were only about 40 mph, or those of a minimal tropical storm.

Last Friday, Pakhar held typhoon status over open waters of the South China Sea, but then weakened sooner than official forecasts had indicated. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center downgraded Pakhar to a tropical storm early Saturday.

Last weak, rain indirectly related to Pakhar doused parts of the Philippines, triggering flooding and landslides. Two people died and another two were missing in the Philippines, according to Philippines government authorities.


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