Tropical Storm Mangkhut (2013)
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|Tropical storm (JMA scale)|
|Tropical storm (Saffir–Simpson scale)|
|Formed||August 5, 2013|
|Dissipated||August 8, 2013|
10-minute sustained: 75 km/h (45 mph) |
1-minute sustained: 85 km/h (50 mph)
|Lowest pressure||992 hPa (mbar); 29.29 inHg|
|Fatalities||4 total, 5 missing|
|Damage||$4.5 million (2013 USD)|
|Part of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season|
Tropical Storm Mangkhut, known in the Philippines as Tropical Depression Kiko, was a storm that made landfall in Vietnam during August 7 and 8, 2013. At least 3 people were killed, due to strong winds and flash floods. Mangkhut was the first storm to form during August and nearly had the same track as Tropical Storm Jebi a week prior.
A broad low pressure area formed east of Mindanao, Philippines on August 3, after Jebi made landfall over northern Vietnam and dissipated. Early on August 5, the JMA and PAGASA reported that a tropical depression had developed within a favourable environment for further development, about 145 km (90 mi) to the northeast of Puerto Princesa in Palawan with the latter naming it as Kiko.
Later that day as the system consolidated further the JMA reported that the depression had developed into a tropical storm and named it Mangkhut, before the JTWC initiated advisories and designated it as Tropical Depression 10W.
Over the next couple of days the system moved towards the north-northwest before it made landfall in Northern Vietnam during August 7. Later that day, it was said that 2 people died due to strong winds and falling debris. On August 8, Mangkhut was weakened to a tropical depression by the JMA, and JTWC later that day. Mangkhut was then last noted early the next day as it dissipated over Laos. During August 9, a total of 3 people were killed.
In the afternoon of August 7, hear the storm Mangkhut information affecting Hai Phong, a teenager named Pham Thanh Son (16 years old, resident of Dang Giang Ward, Ngo Quyen District) and 3 friends take two motorbikes to Do Son watching storms. All 4 people stopped in front coast region 1 Hai Yen hotel to watch the waves. Son audacity, curiosity by yourself run close to the embankment and watch the storm suddenly swept into the sea Downpours throughout Wednesday night till Thursday were recorded at 80 mm (3.1 in) deep on streets of the capital, causing difficulties for many people to go to work. Meanwhile, rainfall went up to about 300 mm (12 in) in central Thanh Hóa and northern Hai Phong city amid wind with a speed hitting 62–88 km/h (40–55 mph).
Tropical storm Mangkhut weakened as it made landfall over Thanh Hóa Province and Ninh Bình Province delta late evening on 7 August. A peak gust of 30 m/s was recorded at Nam Dinh, and accumulated precipitation total during the time of Mangkhut over Southeast part of Vietnam was 336mm which was recorded at Ky Anh. A central pressure value of 992.2mb was also recorded at 15:20 UTC in Thanh Hoa city. Four persons were killed, five were injured due to the impact of Mangkhut. 
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