Typhoon WUTIP Headed for Vietnam, Laos, Thailand
Posted by feww on September 29, 2013
Extreme rains from WUTIP to exacerbate flooding in Indochina Peninsula
Typhoon WUTIP is currently a Cat 2B and expected to intensify to a Cat 3B hurricane force, headed directly toward Vietnam.
Typhoon WUTIP (TY 20W)
- Current position: Near 16.7ºN, 111.5ºE (05:32UTC on Sunday, September 29, 2013)
- Movement: 17 km/hr, 260 degrees
- Max Sustained Winds: 175 km/hr (expected to increase to 195 km/hr)
- Max Wind Gusts: 225 km/hr (expected to increase to 245km/hr)
Typhoon WUTIPVisible/Water Vapor Satellite Image, with the projected path superimposed. Image recorded at 05:32UTC on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.
Typhoon WUTIP. Visible/Shortwave IR Satellite Image recorded at 04:32UTC on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.
Flood Disaster in Thailand
The deputy PM responsible for flood management has assured the public that a scenario like the 2011 devastating floods in which all major dams in Thailand reached full capacity would not happen. Unless, off course, there’s more heavy rain in the north!
“He said the major dams in Thailand are now at half of its capacity and can contain more than 10,000 million cubic meters,” said a report.
He said earlier that the flood situation this year was “not worrying,” and that it’s “under control,” adding that “Bangkok would be 100 percent safe unless there is more heavy rain in the North for a couple of days.”
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