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Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers. ― Google

Capital: Hanoi

Dialing code: +84

Currency: Vietnamese dong

Population: 96.46 million (2019) World Bank

President: Nguyen Xuan Phuc

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Before the storm struck in Vietnam as many as 327,937 people had been pre-emptively evacuated across the provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Danang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Bình Định.

Vietnam’s Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) reported wind damage in the provinces and cities of Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Kon Tum and Gia Lai from 28 September. Roofs were ripped from houses and areas were left without electricity.

Heavy rain of 300 mm to over 400 mm fell in a 35 hour period late 26 to early 28 September in areas of Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai Provinces. Nam Đông in Thua Thien Hue Province recorded 468 mm of rain during this period. Later heavy rain fell in Ha Tinh and Nghe An Provinces. In 24 hours to 29 September Thanh Thuy in Nghe An Province recorded 428mm of rain. Several rivers remain high in Nam Đông in Thua Thien Hue provinces.

As of 29 September VDMA reported flooding in Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces. Three people died and 3 were missing in floods in Nghe An. Across the affected provinces, 8,139 houses were flooded and 9 destroyed. Around 88 households were evacuated. Over 6,000 hectares of crops were damaged and over 200 cattle and 34,423 poultry killed or swept away.

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Humanitarian Impact
  327,937
      Affected Persons
    8139
          Damaged Homes

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