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Typhoon Damrey

November 7, 2017

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Typhoon Damrey made landfall as a Category 2 near Nha Trang, Vietnam on November 4th, 2017. Damrey brought heavy rainfall to south-central region of Vietnam, with winds up to 140 kph, resulting in major flooding, damage to communities and severe crop destruction. Thousands of residents are without electricity and coastal districts are under evacuation. Authorities report this is the worst storm the region has seen in years, leaving dozens dead and more missing.

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Before and after composites of Typhoon Damrey’s impact on the Khanh Hoa Province of Vietnam.

Before and after composites of Typhoon Damrey’s impact on the Khanh Hoa Province of Vietnam.

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