Another Typhoon on the Way

  • By Kim Hyo-in, Oh Jae-yong

    September 03, 2020 09:38

    Typhoon Maysak, this year's ninth, brought heavy rains across the country until Thursday morning, and is not the last to batter Korea this season.

    Thunderstorms with strong gusts and 50 mm/h of torrential downpours drenched the nation on Thursday morning as far out of the way of the typhoon's path as Seoul.

    Maysak, the name of an indigenous Cambodian tree, passed through the East Sea around 6 a.m. Thursday, having swerved westward of Busan, which it had been expected to hit directly.

    A traffic light lies toppled on a street on Jeju Island on Wednesday. /Newsis

    Jeju Island took the worst of the impact with 800 mm of rain and strong winds blowing at a speed of 47 m/s.

    According to KEPCO's Jeju office, power supply was cut off to 31,424 homes as a result of broken power lines on Wednesday, and signage crashed from store fronts.

     All passenger flights and ferry services were suspended, and some 2,000 boats took shelter at ports and inlets.

    Cars pass through a flooded road on Jeju Island on Wednesday. /Yonhap

    The next typhoon, Haishen, will hit the country this weekend.

    Having developed in waters near Guam on Tuesday, it is expected to reach the Korean Peninsula after passing waters west of Kagoshima, Japan and make landfall in South Gyeongsang Province next Monday.

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