For Your Information (FYI)…..NOT for the hydrophobic! ;+)
Bullit Marquez / AP
“A powerful typhoon that forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes on an island in southern China appeared to have caused little damage Friday and was sweeping away from the country toward Vietnam.
Typhoon Nesat was expected to make landfall in Vietnam late Friday or early Saturday, after flooding streets on China’s Hainan island on Thursday.
“The typhoons come on top of seasonal flooding in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta, where eight people were killed in four provinces this week. In addition, a woman and her grandchild were killed Thursday when their home was buried by a landslide in the northern province of Yen Bai.
In Cambodia, 141 people have died since Aug. 13 due to Mekong flooding and flash floods, the worst since 2000, the Cambodian National Disaster Management Committee said.
Some 150,000 families had been affected by the flooding in Cambodia this year and another 15,000 evacuated to higher ground, said Men Neary Sopheak, deputy secretary general of Cambodia’s Red Cross.”