Total damage is estimated at $482 million (2020 USD), although the full extent of damage in Vietnam is unknown. , As of October 29, 175,872 families across 20 provinces were affected by Molave.  On November 1, a person was reported dead from the north eastern floods. The island was lashed with 165 km/h (100 mph) winds for hours. Storm warning levels remain in force in the capital and nearby provinces.  Authorities deployed search boats to search for 26 missing fishermen that were on the boats.  Waves as high as 6 feet (1.8 m) lashed coastal areas of Vietnam. After carving a path of destruction, 56 people have been confirmed dead and another 53 are missing from Molave. Wind gusts peaking at 176 km/h (109 mph) were reported in the city of Quảng Ngãi.
© West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020. The Philippines evacuated nearly 1,800 people and suspended sea travel as tropical storm Molave was expected to bring widespread rains over two regions on the southern part of the main island of Luzon on Sunday. As the system continued westwards, the storm began to slowly weaken as it approached Vietnam. 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. Molave soon became a typhoon on October 25 as it turned west, shortly before making five landfalls in central Philippines. Some also helped residents put sandbags on their roof.  On the following day, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) also recognized the system as a tropical depression. After striking the Philippines, Molave entered the South China Sea and began to re-intensify.
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 Initial losses were estimated at about 10 trillion VND (US$431 million). Updated 9:20 PM ET, Sat October 31, 2020 . Undying respect for you, Amir of humanity. , On October 27, the typhoon caused the MV Dayang Topaz to swerve uncontrollably and hit the structure of a drilling platform 14 nautical miles off Miri after one of its anchor cables snapped.  At 15:00 UTC of the same day, the JTWC upgraded the system into a tropical storm, with the JMA and PAGASA doing the same a few hours apart from each other.  The opening of the 2020 season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) is postponed to October 28 due to the inclement weather from the typhoon and five players and coaches testing positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Typhoon Molave lashes main Philippine island, 12 fishermen missing 26 Oct 2020 - 8:52 Residents evacuate from their home in the coastal area of Legaspi City, Albay province south of Manila …
 A state of calamity was declared early on October 27 for the city of Batangas, due to "widespread destruction and substantial damage" caused by the storm. It roared overnight through island provinces south of the capital, Manila, which was lashed by strong winds but escaped major damage.  The typhoon and following floodings and landslides destroyed 2,527 houses and infrastructures, damaged 88,591 others and left 1.7 million households without power.
 Damage in the Bicol Region alone reached at least ₱286.3 million (US$5.9 million), with 6,671 houses damaged and at least 243 destroyed. Nearly 9,000 people fled their homes in the Philippines as Typhoon Molave made landfall while traversing provinces on the southern part of the main Luzon island on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, officials said.
There was no immediate report of casualties, but 12 fishermen at sea failed to return to Catanduanes province off the country's eastern coast.  Moments later, the JMA also upgraded the system to a typhoon and the JTWC followed a few hours later.  Hundreds of flights were canceled and schools were forced to close.  Molave caused widespread destruction in Central Vietnam. The eighteenth named storm and eighth typhoon of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season, Molave originated from a tropical depression that formed on October 23 east of …
Dolor said pounding rains overnight swamped farming villages in his province then fierce winds toppled trees and power posts early on Monday, knocking out power. The prime minister also compared Molave to Typhoon Damrey of 2017. At 15:00 UTC the next day, the depression was upgraded into Tropical Storm Molave as it drifted generally northwestward. DDPM reported that the typhoon had damaged 77 houses in 35 villages, while injuring three residents.  On October 27, Da Nang People's Committee had requested people to not leave their houses starting from 20:00 UTC+7 (13:00 UTC) that night and urged all officials and workers to not come into work on the next day, among other measures in preparation for the typhoon.  The storm rapidly weakened once inland, with the JTWC issuing their final warning on the system while it still had Typhoon force winds on October 29, as the storm's convection became increasingly disorganized. The typhoon struck Vietnam on October 28, before rapidly weakening as it headed further into Indochina. The federal government mobilized about 250,000 troops and 2,300 vehicles to be used for search and rescue missions.