Ngo Quang Tuan left work Monday morning to return home and secure his roof with plastic bags filled with water. The truck driver in Quang Nam Province heard Molave would hit central Vietnam with a maximum wind speed of 150 kph, so he wasted no time preparing for its eventual onslaught. It was still sunny that day.”I used to use sand bags to secure the roof and prevent it from being blown away by the wind. But sand has been rare these days, so I switched to plastic bags and water,” Tuan said, adding the cheaper method had worked in previous years. Ngo Quang Tuan secures water bags on his roof ahead of Molave’s landfall, October 26, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh. That afternoon, local broadcasting stations across Quang Nam, home to ancient town Hoi An, persistently reminded people of the incoming storm and warned them to reinforce their homes, with some even pruning their trees ahead of Molave’s arrival.In the neighboring Da Nang, environmental workers have been pruning trees along coastal roads since Monday afternoon. People in Son Tra District have also collected sand into bags and brought them home to secure their homes.Nguyen Xuan Minh, 27, said he… Read full this story
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