Power outages, damage as Typhoon Hinnamnor hits South Korea

Power outages, damage as Typhoon Hinnamnor hits South Korea

 

 

Thousands of South Koreans have evacuated as Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall in the country's south early on Tuesday (Sep 6), with reports of power outages and flooding in some parts of the country.
 
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Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to continue throughout the day.
 
The typhoon, one of the most powerful to bear down on South Korea in decades, hit the country's southern island of Jeju overnight before making landfall near the port city of Busan, which was battered by huge waves and heavy rain, damaging beachfront roads and shops.
 
The typhoon was moving at a speed of 43 metres per second when it made landfall, authorities said.
 
A 25-year-old man went missing after falling into a rain-swollen stream in the eastern coastal city of Ulsan, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said.
 
As a precaution, authorities closed more than 600 schools nationwide, and local carriers grounded about 250 domestic flights - but service gradually resumed Tuesday as Hinnamnor headed towards Japan.
 
The typhoon is expected to head northeast and pass about 400km northwest of Sapporo, Japan, at about midnight on Tuesday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
 
President Yoon Suk-yeol convened response meetings and urged officials to take precautions until the typhoon is completely gone, his spokesperson said.
 
"Heavy rains, strong winds and a storm surge are expected until Tuesday," the weather agency said, warning against "very" high waves in the coastal areas.
 
As of Tuesday morning, 3,463 people had been evacuated, mostly from the southern regions.
 
A spokesperson for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said there were no incidents at its shipyard so far, and it halted production on Tuesday morning as planned.
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