Typhoon Nanmadol Brings More Heavy Rain

  • By Park Sang-hyun

    September 19, 2022 09:57

    This year's 14th typhoon Nanmadol came closest to Korea early Monday morning to bring up to 150 mm of torrential rain to Jeju Island, eastern Gangwon Province and the south coast by midday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
    The typhoon arrived 330 km southeast of Jeju at 4 a.m. Monday with winds blowing at a speed of 33-44 m/s, strong enough to derail a train. It will bring up to 150 mm of torrential rain nationwide by late Monday afternoon.
    Women watch waves break on a beach on Jeju Island on Sunday. /Newsis
    Strong winds are expected in Jeju and coastal areas with a maximum speed of 25-35 m/s, strong enough to blow roofs off, and waves of up to 10 m high, the KMA said.
    About 1,000 fishing boats took shelter in Jeju on Sunday and all ferry services stopped.
    Earlier, Nanmadol made landfall in Kyushu in the southwest of Japan on Sunday afternoon. Some 7.76 million were evacuated on Sunday afternoon in anticipation of storms, torrential rains and flooding.
    About 11,000 people took shelter in Kagoshima, and some 140,000 homes were blacked out.
    The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for Kagoshima Prefecture, calling the typhoon an "unprecedented danger."
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