Deadly flooding has struck central Vietnam following heavy rain unleashed by a tropical depression.
At least 23 people were killed, 17 of them in the province of Quang Nam, the BBC said on Wednesday. The flooded led the the evacuation of 30,000 people in the area, according to the Australian ABC website.
Washed-out roads and inundated homes were cited in the reports. Hue and Hoi An were among the badly effected areas.
The floods were precipitated by torrential rain linked to Tropical Depression 24W, which lurked off the Vietnam coast between Sunday and Tuesday. The depression has since dissipated.
According to weather data accessed by AccuWeather.com show rainfall of 18 inches at Phu Bai, near Hue, and 14 inches at Danang.
Vietnam has also been struggling with floods in its southern Mekong Delta, where at least 78 people have died. Resulting from unusually heavy monsoon rain during July through early October, the Delta flooding is related to that which has also taken hundreds of lives in Thailand and Cambodia.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
The first windstorm of the season could blast the northern United Kingdom around Tuesday of this coming week as Karl arrives.
Hot, dry and windy weather into Monday will lead to an increased risk of wildfires across Southern California.
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