Nha Trang, Vietnam
Deadly typhoon: At least 106 people were killed after Vietnam’s southern coastal region was hit by the most destructive storm in decades, just days before the country was due to host President Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and other world leaders for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Typhoon Damrey tore off roofs, felled trees, ripped up utility poles, and caused flooding across the region—damaging or destroying more than 116,000 homes. One weather station recorded up to 67 inches of rain, and at least 49 reservoirs were dangerously full, prompting emergency drainage efforts. Da Nang, host of this year’s APEC summit, is 300 miles north of the coastal resort city of Nha Trang, which bore the brunt of the typhoon. But it also suffered: A gateway proclaiming “Welcome to Da Nang” collapsed in the storm.