Deputy general director of Vietnam Electricity (EVN) Ngo Son Hai at a meeting on Storm Wipha on August 3rd (Photo: VNA)

Power is projected to be restored later the same day, except for some offshore areas, said deputy general director of Vietnam Electricity (EVN) Ngo Son Hai.

The EVN’s affiliates have sent workers to repair power lines in areas affected by the storm. 

Storm Wipha made landfall in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on August 2nd night and has weaken to a tropical depression, delivering drenching rains and strong gusts to northern and north-central localities.

Rainfall was measured at 249mm in Mong Cai (Quang Ninh province); 266mm in Mau Son (Lang Son province); and 194mm in Son Dong (Bac Giang province).

The depression is forecast to move in the west and southwest direction at the speed of 10km per hour and continue to weaken when it reaches the south of northern delta./.