From a Vietnamese friend in Quang Ngai:
"I have been witness to a very violent storm and flood which came over to our area like never before. It was on Sept 28th-29th, 2009, during 2 days and 1 night. It was so terrible, so strong with level 12, 13 and effected most of the houses here (most of the tile-roof were taken away...and the water came in the houses made everything wet in the house, even food). The crops also suffered damage because of the water-logging. Some Enthic Minority houses were completely collapsed and they are now sleeping under tarps and have no food. My house was affected by that storm, too. Our area was overwhelmed by water for 1 day and 1 night."