Typhoon Batters S. Korea with 3 Feet of Rain, Damaging Winds

Seoul, The most powerful typhoon to hit South Korea in years battered its southern region today, dumping a meter (3 feet) of rain, destroying roads and felling power lines, leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity before weakening at sea. Two people died, and some of the missing were stuck in a submerged basement parking lot.

Typhoon Hinnamnor grazed the resort island of Jeju and hit the mainland near the port city of Busan before blowing into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

Hinnamnor’s winds have weakened to 115 kilometers (71 miles) per hour and the typhoon was expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm by night as it moves northeast between Russia and the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, South Korea’s weather agency said.

Source: Oman News Agency