Major typhoon spares South Korea
Islam News – South Korea dodged heavy destruction from Typhoon Hinnamnor. Experts credited the government’s extensive preparations.
The storm, the eighth-strongest typhoon in South Korea’s history, passed over the country and headed out to sea faster than forecasters had expected. The storm caused at least three deaths along with isolated but severe flooding, especially in the city of Pohang, near Busan. Tens of thousands of people were without power. Here are scenes from the storm’s aftermath.
Hinnamnor was the second major storm to batter the country in recent weeks, after the heaviest downpour in decades killed at least nine people in and around Seoul last month. Cheong Tae Sung, a government expert in flooding, said those deadly floods had made both the public and the authorities more alert to the dangers of a big storm.
President Yoon Suk-yeol was criticized for his response to the floods in Seoul. Before the second storm, he promised measures to prevent a recurrence.
Source: The New York Times