Typhoon hits Vietnam

This item appears on page 18 of the January 2018 issue.

Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on Nov. 4, killing at least 106 people — with many still missing as of press time and assumed dead — and destroying at least 116,000 homes. Flooding occurred throughout the country, including in Da Nang, which was hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that week.

One weather station recorded 67 inches of rain falling during the week that the typhoon was active over the country.