The death toll rose to at least 27 on Sunday through the typhoon which pummeled central in addition to southern Vietnam just days before the region is actually due to host the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.
Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm to hit Vietnam which year, made landfall on Saturday with winds of up to 0 km/h (56 mph) which damaged more than 40,000 homes, knocked down electricity poles in addition to uprooted trees.
The communist state’s Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention said 27 people were right now counted dead in addition to 22 were missing. which said 626 houses had collapsed entirely in a trail of destruction which has forced the evacuation of more than 30,000 people.
Heavy rain in addition to high winds lashed the coastal strip on Sunday. Flooding led to a 30 km (19 miles) tailback on Vietnam’s main north-south highway in Thua Thien Hue province.
Battle tanks were mobilized to help with rescue efforts.
“The floodwaters are rising very fast,” said Dinh Cong Hoa, deputy commander of the provincial military command in Nha Trang, which bore the brunt of the typhoon.
One middle-aged woman in Nha Trang, Vo Thi Tuyet Anh, told state television: “I’ve never seen such a strong storm since I was born.”
Danang, where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is actually taking place which week, is actually around 500 km (310 miles) to the north of Nha Trang. which also suffered.
A gateway proclaiming “Welcome to Danang” collapsed from the storm, state media said. Authorities from the area called on citizens to volunteer to help clean up.
Danang will host U.S. President Donald Trump through Nov. 10, as well as China’s Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin in addition to counterparts through various other APEC members.
The storm moved through the coastal area into a key coffee-growing region of the planet’s biggest producer of robusta coffee beans. Traders had expected the storm to delay harvesting, yet were not sure whether which would certainly damage the crop.
The government said on Saturday more than 40,000 hectares of crops had been damaged, including sugar cane, rice fields in addition to rubber plantations.
Floods killed more than 80 people in northern Vietnam last month, while a typhoon wreaked havoc in central provinces in September. The country of more than 0 million people is actually prone to destructive storms in addition to flooding due to its long coastline.