Typhoon Nesat, which forced about 300,000 people to evacuate an island in southern China, appeared to be sweeping toward Vietnam Friday.
After flooding streets on China’s Hainan Island Thursday, the typhoon was expected to make landfall in Vietnam Friday night or early Saturday.
Hainan authorities canceled flights, closed schools and recalled fishing boats as the storm approached. The storm appeared to have caused little damage Friday after the preparations.
Hong Kong was not directly hit but saw wild weather Thursday as the typhoon passed offshore.
More than 160,000 people in Philippines were still in evacuation centers Friday.
At least 31 people were killed in the Philippines earlier this week due to the typhoon.
Earlier this week, Vietnam was hit by Tropical Storm Haitang, and four people were killed and 5,000 hectares of farmland was flooded. Typhoon Nesat is expected to reach northern Vietnam at a speed of 16 kilometers per hour.