Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. Two navy vessels had been mobilized to find them and 14 were still missing. Molave hit as the equivalent of a Category 2 Atlantic hurricane, packing sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (103 miles per hour). "We can forecast the storm path or the amount of rain, but can't predict when landslides happen," Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said in a statement. State media said 12 fishermen died at sea. Photo: AFP Le Thi Lai stands motionless in … Typhoon Molave slams into Vietnam, dozens missing. As of Thursday evening, local time, the … TYPHOON MOLAVE has caused a devastating landslide in Vietnam with more than 10 locals dying in the heaviest storm in decades. Typhoon Molave displaced more than 100,000 in the Philippines over the past weekend as it lashed the country with fierce winds and torrential rain. Meteorologists predicted that the storm would bring 100 to 200 millimeters (4 to 8 inches) of rain near landfall and could potentially trigger landslides in mountainous areas. On the morning of the 28th, the entire island of Lý Sơn and its 20,000 inhabitants lost power. Authorities deployed search boats to search for 26 missing fishermen that were on the boats. READ: Vietnam ready to evacuate 1.3 million people as Typhoon Molave approaches. The government said Typhoon Molave had left … The eighteenth named storm and eighth typhoon of the annual typhoon season, Molave originated from a tropical depression that formed on October 23 east of Palau. Strong winds batter coconut trees in central Vietnam on Wednesday. The storm is expected the hit tourism areas hard. It will be the fourth storm to hit Vietnam in a … The storm damage is also exacerbating the livelihoods of many Vietnamese people already suffering the economic affects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Before it hit Vietnam, Typhoon Molave passed through the Philippines, where it caused flooding and landslides that disaster authorities on Thursday said had killed at least 16 people. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA) reported that 374,600 people had evacuated their homes and moved to safer locations. Typhoon Molave is expected to make a landfall with a force equivalent to a category 3 hurricane in the central region of Vietnam on Wednesday morning local time. Typhoon Molave lashes Vietnam coast, 26 fishermen missing Back to video. On 27 October, the typhoon caused two Vietnamese fishing boats to sink. Typhoon Molave, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Quinta, was a strong tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in the Philippines and Indochina in late October 2020, and became the strongest to strike the South Central Coast of Vietnam since Damrey in 2017. Typhoon Molave is expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Wednesday with 90 mph winds and heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding and landslides, according to the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. The landslides, which hit remote areas in the central province of Quang Nam late Wednesday, killed 13 people with 40 missing as rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather at the tail end of the storm, the government said. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has how much more rain can be expected. People remove beach cabanas ahead of typhoon Molave in Danang, Vietnam. It is the fourth tropical storm to batter the southeast Asian country since 11 October and the ninth since the start of the year. It weakened to a tropical depression after making landfall Wednesday and is expected to reach Laos later Thursday. Updated 0918 GMT (1718 HKT) October 29, 2020. (CNN)Typhoon Molave made landfall just south of the Vietnamese resort city Da Nang on Wednesday, lashing the coast with powerful rains and winds, and inflicting further misery on an area still reeling from widespread deadly flooding. Since early October, Vietnam has been battered by storms, heavy rains and floods which have affected more than a million people. "This is a very strong typhoon that will impact a large area," Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said, Some 310,000 homes were already damaged from last week's deadly flooding, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with the organization warning that close to 1.2 million people were "in severe danger and in need of relief.". (Bui Van Lanh/VNA via AP) 1 of 7. At 15:00 UTC the next day, the depression was upgraded into Tropical Storm … Since early October, Vietnam has been battered by storms, heavy rains and floods which have affected more than a million people. The scale was created by the … Image: NASA. Typhoon Molave has move on from the Philippines, leaving 10 people dead and 12 fishermen missing after dozens of boats capsized in stormy seas, officials say. Bui Van Lanh / … Phuc expressed fears that Molave, the latest disturbance to threaten Vietnam this month, could be as deadly as Typhoon Damrey, which battered the country’s central region in … TWEET. Heavy rain of up to 700 millimeters (27.5 inches) will continue in parts of central Vietnam until Saturday, the weather agency said. Though October is part of Vietnam's raining season, the country has been inundated by more bad weather than usual. Duration: 00:54 28/10/2020. The government said Typhoon Molave -- also known as Quinta - … Typhoon Molave made landfall south of Da Nang in Vietnam on 28 October 2020 with winds of up to 145km/h, making it one of the strongest typhoons in the region in decades.. Typhoon Molave Vietnam October 2020. Vietnam says Typhoon Molave caused estimated damage of 10 trillion dong ($430 million) when it struck the country last month, according to … State television said the bodies of 12 fishermen were found Thursday after their boats sank while trying to return to shore two days earlier. After forging a path of destruction over the northern and central Philippines and strengthening over the South China Sea, Typhoon Molave brought its deadly impacts to Vietnam from Wednesday into Thursday, inflicting more damage in a country that has been battered by numerous landfalling tropical systems since the beginning of the month. At least two reported killed and 26 fishermen missing at sea as the strong typhoon tears into the country’s central coastline. A man rides along a deserted road amid strong winds in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province on October 28, 2020, as Typhoon Molave makes landfall. Thousands of homes were also submerged. By Dylan Donnelly PUBLISHED: 03:51, Thu, Oct 29, 2020 Typhoon Molave Slams Into Vietnam, Bringing Death and More Misery Already battling devastating floods, the country was hit by one of its biggest storms in decades… At least 26 fishermen were … CNN's Julia Hollingsworth and Joshua Berlinger contributed to this report. Now, the storm is sweeping through areas of Vietnam that have faced three named tropical systems already this month. landfall just south of the Vietnamese resort city Da Nang on Wednesday Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, sinking two fishing boats with 26 crew members in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. Molave, known as Typhoon Quinta in the Philippines, was the 17th typhoon to hit the country this year. Since early October, Vietnam has been battered by storms, heavy rains and floods which have affected more than 1 million people. SHARE. Typhoon Molave is heading for central Vietnam, an area already hard hit by flooding and landslides. ", a relatively small number of people in Vietnam. It's caused at least two deaths, but Vietnam has seen nine major … Vietnam hunted for survivors on Thursday after landslides triggered by Typhoon Molave, one of its strongest storms in decades, lashed a central … EMAIL. The fourth big storm to hit Vietnam within a month, Typhoon Molave ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and left millions without electricity in the central region, according to … SHARE. "We are seeing a deadly double disaster unfold before our eyes as these floods compound the difficulties caused by Covid-19," Christopher Rassi, IRFC's director of the office of the secretary general, said in a statement last week. Typhoon Molave, packing winds of up to 135 kilometres (83.9 miles) per hour, made landfall around midday having caused two deaths and left dozens missing as it approached. Molave is the fourth named storm system to make landfall in the country this month and the ninth this year, according to VNA. Vietnam is still recovering from severe flooding and landslides … Typhoon Molave is a 3 on the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Tropical Cyclones in Vietnam due to the heavy rainfall and dangerous wind gusts expected. Vietnam was preparing the evacuation of more than 1.2 million people on Monday as it braces for Typhoon Molave. Typhoon Molave packed winds of over 80 miles per hour when it made landfall. Typhoon Molave, packing winds of up to 135 kilometres (83.9 miles) per hour, made landfall around midday having caused two deaths and left dozens missing as it approached. A man rides along a deserted road amid strong winds in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province on Wednesday Typhoon Molave makes landfall. (CNN)Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides triggered by torrential rains from Typhoon Molave, one of the strongest typhoons in the region in decades. Vietnamese Prime Minister has compared Molave to typhoon Damrey, which killed more than 100 people and caused property damage of about 22 trillion dong ($1.3 billion) in central Vietnam three years ago. Vietnamese authorities made plans to evacuate about 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave's landfall, and the military mobilized about 250,000 troops and 2,300 vehicles to be used for search and rescue missions, state-run Vietnam News Agency reported. About 30 fishing boats capsized off the provinces of Batangas and Bataan after being battered by giant waves, the national disaster risk reduction management office said. "These floods are the last straw and will push millions of people further towards the brink of poverty. Two people were reported killed and 26 others missing as Typhoon Molave hit central Vietnam Wednesday, knocking down trees and tearing roofs off homes in … The government said Typhoon Molave -- also known as Quinta -- had left millions of people without electricity and damaged 56,000 houses. Women walk past uprooted trees in central Vietnam’s Quang Ngai province in the aftermath of Typhoon Molave. Sixteen national highways and 161,880 meters (101 miles) of local roads in four provinces were also damaged. Typhoon Molave lashes Vietnam coast, 26 fishermen missing. "It is estimated that at least 150,000 people are at immediate risk of food shortages and hunger after thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed," the IFRC said last week. SHARE. Typhoon Molave, packing winds of up to 135 kilometres (83.9 miles) per hour, made landfall around midday having caused two deaths and left dozens missing as it approached. The storm is expected to bring rains and dangerous winds as it pushes over the mountains of Southeast Asia, causing potential flash floods and landslides. "The road is covered under deep mud and heavy rains are still lashing the area, but rescue work has to be carried out quickly.". Molave started affecting Vietnam late on 27 October. The military prepared helicopters and amphibious vehicles and deployed or placed on standby 250,000 soldiers in preparation for what humanitarian groups anticipated could be a challenging aftermath. Storms and a cold snap at the start of October prompted flooding in Vietnam's central cities and provinces, but. VNA reported that more than 7,200 hectares of food crops (17,791 acres) were destroyed and more than 691,000 cattle and poultry were killed or swept away in flood water. Typhoon Molave was forecasted to make landfall in southern Vietnam on the morning of October 28, 2020. 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