Typhoon Sarika threatens flooded Vietnam, China with torrential rain, strong winds

October 18, 2016 11:58 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Typhoon Sarika is threatening Vietnam with winds and torrential rain after more than 31 people died there due to unrelated flooding earlier in the week, forecasters said. The storm system also is targeting China.

Recent rainfall in Vietnam has flooded more than 100,000 homes ahead of Sarika's arrival, killing dozens. Sarika is moving northwest with maximum sustained winds of 78 mph.

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