Vietnamese authorities are preparing for evacuations as Typhoon Hagupit moves toward the country.
The typhoon is expected to bring heavy rain to Vietnam's north and cause major flooding. The Vietnamese government says flooding could also cause landslides in coastal and mountainous provinces. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is asking local authorities to prepare stockpiles of food and medicine in areas often isolated by floods.
The typhoon hit southern China yesterday, closing schools, uprooting trees and injuring dozens of people. The storm also hit the Philippines, killing eight people and trapping at least 14 gold miners underground.