Hundreds of trees have been uprooted due to landslides and heavy rains caused by Cyclone Hinamor.
It is believed to be the most powerful storm to hit the country
In the past few weeks, 14 people have died due to heavy rains in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas.
Seoul, Thousands of people have been evacuated to safer locations due to the massive devastation caused by Cyclone Hinamor in southern regions of South Korea. Due to landslides and heavy rain caused by Himanor, trees and roads were badly damaged. According to a report from the AP news agency, more than 20,000 homes are currently facing a power crisis due to the devastation.
According to the Home Affairs and Security Ministry, a 25-year-old man went missing after falling under rain-triggered floodwaters in the southern city of Ulsan. At present, the ministry has not given the official figure of human and material losses due to this cyclone. Fires were also reported at a large steel plant operated by POSCO in the southern city of Pohang, but it was not immediately clear whether they were caused by the storm.
14 people died in the flood
Government officials have alerted the nation to the potential damage from flooding, landslides and tidal waves caused by Hinamor, which they say is the most powerful storm to hit the country in the coming years. Let us tell you that at least 14 people have died due to flooding caused by heavy rains in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas. Prime Minister Han Duk-soo called for proactive efforts to evacuate residents from flood-affected areas, saying Hinamnor could be a historically strong storm that we have never experienced before.
South Korea’s weather agency said Hinamnor was heading for the high seas after passing through the southern resort island of Jeju and the mainland port of Busan earlier on Tuesday with heavy rain and winds of up to 144 km. /h. The storm has brought over 94cm of rain to central Jeju since Sunday, where winds have already reached peak speeds of 155km/h.
Tags: climate change, South Korea, Typhoon
FIRST POST: September 06, 2022, 08:24 IST