Vietnam Braces for Typhoon Molave After a Deadly Month of Storms

Fishermen moved boats to safer ground and villagers boarded up their homes across a wide swathe of coastal central Vietnam, as the Southeast Asian country prepared to evacuate nearly 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave. Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, will be the fourth storm to hit Vietnam in a month that saw 130 people killed and left 20 others missing.

2020-10-27
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Villagers move fishing boats to safer ground ahead of Typhoon Molave in Danang, Vietnam, Oct. 26, 2020. Weather authorities forecast the typhoon will hit Vietnam on Wednesday morning in the central region where 1.3 people could face evacuation. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

 

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People remove beach cabanas ahead of Typhoon Molave in Danang, Vietnam, Oct. 26, 2020. National agency forecasts the typhoon to hit Vietnam on Wednesday morning in the central region where 1.3 people could face evacuation. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

 

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Fishing boats are seen at a port after returning to avoid Molave typhoon in Da Nang city, Vietnam, Oct. 26, 2020. Tran Le Lam/VNA via REUTERS.

 

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People take photographs of rough seas along an empty coastline in central Vietnam's Quang Nam province, Oct. 27, 2020, ahead of Typhoon Molave's expected landfall. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

 

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Residents sit outside after leaving their homes to move to evacuation centers in central Vietnam's Quang Nam province Oct. 27, 2020, ahead of Typhoon Molave's expected landfall. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

 

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People sit inside a classroom-turned-evacuation shelter in central Vietnam's Quang Nam province, Oct. 27, 2020, ahead of Typhoon Molave's expected landfall. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

 

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A wall mural is pictured next to an empty coastline in central Vietnam's Quang Nam province, Oct. 27, 2020, ahead of Typhoon Molave's expected landfall. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

 

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A local resident smokes a cigarette along an empty coastline in central Vietnam's Quang Nam province, Oct. 27, 2020, ahead of Typhoon Molave's expected landfall. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

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