Hanoi — Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam Monday morning, but has weakened since it tore through the Philippines over the weekend, where it left widespread destruction and thousands feared dead.
In Vietnam, the storm made landfall with sustained winds of 120 kph (75 mph) about 100 miles east south-east of Hanoi.
Over 600,000 people were evacuated over the weekend as the typhoon approached Vietnam.
The storm changed course Sunday, prompting the evacuation of an additional 52,000 people in northern provinces near the coast.
Authorities told people to bring enough food for three days, and said those who do not move voluntarily will be forced, according to reports.
Heavy rains and flooding are expected, and extra police were dispatched to redirect traffic in flood-prone areas.
All schools in Hanoi were closed Monday.
On Sunday, the typhoon hit Con Co island, 30 kilometers off the coast of Vietnam, where it brought three-meter (10 feet) high waves.