|Type of Event:||Ocean Storm - Typhoon|
|Location of Event:||Vietnam|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2017-11-06|
|Time of Charter Activation:||16:35|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+05:30|
|Charter Requestor:||UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA|
|Project Management:||UNITAR / UNOSAT|
Typhoon Damrey battered Vietnam on 04 November. This devastating storm left 27 people dead and 22 missing. Vietnam is susceptible to storms but Accuweather has reported that this was the worst in the area in 16 years.
Damrey made landfall near Nha Trang area at Category 2 strength. Quang Ngai is believed to have been affected the most with an outstanding 580mm of rain since Damrey made landfall.
Heavy rainfall with strong winds of 140 kph flooded the local communities; resulting in damage to buildings and houses, the destruction of 40,000 hectares of crops, and trees and electricity poles were also knocked down. Local authorities have reported that there was an electricity cut and more than 36,000 people in the coastal Can Gio district of Ho Chi Min city were evacuated as a result.
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