No Major Damage as Super Typhoon Batters South

  • By Oh Jae-yong

    September 06, 2022 10:26

    Super typhoon Hinnamnor battered Jeju and some southern parts but exited toward the East Sea on Tuesday morning without wreaking major damage. 
    The typhoon first hit Jeju on Monday, sinking boats and cutting off electricity for hundreds of homes. It brought a maximum 940 mm of rainfall to the resort island, where all flights were canceled from 2 p.m. on Monday, while all ships were banned from setting out or landing. 
    No casualties were reported. 
    Firefighters clear a fallen tree from a road on Jeju Island on Monday. /News1
    Hinnamnor then passed through southern coastal cities. 
    Some 3,470 people in flood-prone areas in Busan, South Gyeongsang and South Jeolla provinces were evacuated, while Pohang in North Gyeongsang Province suffered flooding from 70 mm of downpours per hour and 28 m/s winds. A 25-year-old man went missing in Ulsan. 
    Some 354 trains travelling to and from southern parts were canceled or rescheduled.  
    Cars are submerged in an apartment's parking lot in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province on Tuesday. /Newsis
    But now all storm warnings have been lifted nationwide except for some parts of Gangwon Province as the typhoon is moving north from Ulleung Island in the East Sea. 
    It is forecast to move towards Japan's Sapporo around midnight and weaken to an extratropical cyclone by the time it reaches the Japanese island. 
    A road in Busan is damaged by typhoon Hinnamnor on Tuesday. /News1
    Hinnamnor had a core pressure of 945 hPa and a maximum wind speed of 45 m/s, which compares to Maemi, which ravaged the country in 2003 with 453 mm of rain and a wind speed of 60m/s and core pressure of 954 hPa.  
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