Typhoon Damrey loomed large in Vietnam, killing at least 27 people, according to Reuters. The storm’s peak was observed on Saturday, November 4; the typhoon damaged over 40,000 houses, with over 600 being completely destroyed.
According to the state committee for prevention of natural disasters, over 30,000 people were evacuated to safe areas.
‘Heavy rain and high winds lashed the coastal strip on Sunday. Some streets in the ancient capital of Hue were waist deep in water while in the old trading town of Hoi An, another popular tourist attraction, people boated in the streets,’ Reuters wrote.
The city of Danang, which is about to host the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, lies 500 kilometers to the north of Nha Trang, which suffered the most; Danang took some damage, too. Despite the grave situation, the city hall claims readiness to host the event, asking the citizens, officials and the military to help clean up the city.