November 10, 2013
After devastating the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan is now unleashing its final blow across northeastern Vietnam and southern China.
Haiyan is no longer the extremely powerful typhoon it was when it tore through the Philippines. However, Haiyan's strength is still equal to that of a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
Landfall of Haiyan is expected around midnight Monday local time (noon Sunday EST) between the Vietnamese city of Haiphong and the China border.
Despite weakening, the storm is likely to bring heavy rainfall, flooding, mudslides and also stronger wind gusts.
Rainfall over parts of northeastern Vietnam into southern China will be in the 100 to 200 mm (4 to 8 inches) range, and some areas may receive over 300 mm (12 inches) with this storm as it weakens over southern China through Monday night. This will likely cause some mudslides in far northern Vietnam and southern China.