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  • High waves crash onto a beach in Busan, South Korea, as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the Korean Peninsula on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, putting the nation on alert for its worst storm in decades. (Son Hyung-joo/Yonhap via AP)


    High waves crash onto a beach in Busan, South Korea, as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the Korean Peninsula on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, putting the nation on alert for its worst storm in decades. (Son Hyung-joo/Yonhap via AP)
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  • Waves hit the coast of a port on Jeju Island, South Korea, as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the Korean Peninsula on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, putting the nation on alert for its worst storm in decades. (Han Sang-kyun/Yonhap via AP)


    Waves hit the coast of a port on Jeju Island, South Korea, as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the Korean Peninsula on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, putting the nation on alert for its worst storm in decades. (Han Sang-kyun/Yonhap via AP)
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  • The windows of a cafe are taped up in Busan, South Korea, as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the Korean Peninsula on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, putting the nation on alert for its worst storm in decades. (Son Hyung-joo/Yonhap via AP)


    The windows of a cafe are taped up in Busan, South Korea, as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the Korean Peninsula on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, putting the nation on alert for its worst storm in decades. (Son Hyung-joo/Yonhap via AP)
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  • Jeju Air's mechanics tie up a plane on the tarmac as Typhoon Hinnamnor moves toward the Korean Peninsula at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country's southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)


    Jeju Air’s mechanics tie up a plane on the tarmac as Typhoon Hinnamnor moves toward the Korean Peninsula at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country’s southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
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  • People walk in the rain as Typhoon Hinnamnor moves toward the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country's southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades.


    People walk in the rain as Typhoon Hinnamnor moves toward the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country’s southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades.
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  • A worker checks facilities at a square as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country's southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades.


    A worker checks facilities at a square as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country’s southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades.
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  • Workers check drainage hole at a square as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country's southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades.


    Workers check drainage hole at a square as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the country’s southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour, the strongest storm in decades.
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  • An electronic signboard shows canceled flights as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula at Jeju International Airport on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. (Byun Ji-chul/Yonhap via AP)


    An electronic signboard shows canceled flights as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula at Jeju International Airport on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. (Byun Ji-chul/Yonhap via AP)
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  • Fishing boats are anchored at a port as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula in Pohang, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. The typhoon, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the Koreas with fierce winds and heavy rains.(Son Dae-sung/Yonhap via AP)


    Fishing boats are anchored at a port as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula in Pohang, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. The typhoon, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the Koreas with fierce winds and heavy rains.(Son Dae-sung/Yonhap via AP)
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  • This Sunday, Sept, 4, 2022 image released by NASA shows a composite image of Typhoon Hinnamnor, lower left, moving gradually northward into the East China Sea. Cities in eastern China suspended ferry services and classes and flights were canceled in Japan on Sunday as Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the Koreas with fierce winds and heavy rains. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)


    This Sunday, Sept, 4, 2022 image released by NASA shows a composite image of Typhoon Hinnamnor, lower left, moving gradually northward into the East China Sea. Cities in eastern China suspended ferry services and classes and flights were canceled in Japan on Sunday as Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the Koreas with fierce winds and heavy rains. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
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  • SEOUL, South Korea — Thousands of people were forced to evacuate in South Korea as Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall in the country’s southern regions on Tuesday, unleashing fierce rains and winds that destroyed trees and roads, and left more than 20,000 homes without power.

    A 25-year-old man went missing after falling into a rain swollen stream in the southern city of Ulsan, according to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, which didn’t immediately report more casualties. Fires were reported at a major steel plant operated by POSCO in the southern city of Pohang, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether they were caused by the storm.

    Government officials have put the nation on alert about potential damages from flooding, landslides and tidal waves unleashed by Hinnamnor, which they said would be the most powerful storm to hit the country in years. The storm came just weeks after capital Seoul and nearby regions were battered by heavy rainfall that unleashed flashfloods and killed at least 14 people.

    Prime Minister Han Duk-soo had called for proactive efforts to evacuate residents in areas vulnerable to flooding, saying that Hinnamnor could end up being a ‘historically strong typhoon that we never experienced before.’

    South Korea’s weather agency said Hinnamnor'”packing heavy rains and winds of up to 144 kilometers (89 miles) per hour ‘” was moving northeast toward open sea after grazing the southern resort island of Jeju and making landfall near the mainland port of Busan earlier on Tuesday.

    The storm dumped more than 94 centimeters (37 inches) of rain in the central part of Jeju since Sunday, where winds once reached a maximum speed of 155 kph (96 mph).

    The Safety Ministry said more than 3,400 people in the southern regions were forced to evacuate from their homes because of safety concerns and that officials were advising or ordering 14,000 more people to evacuate. At least five homes and buildings were flooded or destroyed, and scores of roads were damaged.

    More than 600 schools nationwide were closed or converted to online classes. More than 250 flights and 70 ferry services were grounded while more than 66,000 fishing boats evacuated to ports. Workers as of 6 a.m. managed to restore electricity to 2,795 of the 20,334 households that were knocked out of power.

            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            



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