Typhoon Damrey Slams Vietnam

Posted by on Monday, November 6, 2017
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Damrey first originated as a tropical depression over the Philippine archipelago of Visayas on October 31.

Emerging to the South China Sea few days later, the system strengthened into the twenty-third named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Rapidly intensifying, Damrey strengthened into the tenth typhoon on November 3, reaching its peak strength as a Category 2 in the same day.

By November 6, at least 36 people died in Vietnam as a result of the typhoon. The beach resort of Nha Trang was among the worst hit areas, 30,000 inhabitants and tourists had to be evacuated from the area.

Storms associated with the typhoon caused floods in Kedah, Penang (mostly affected), Perak in northern Malaysia.

The Team

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