Typhoon Chanthu passes Korea without any significant impact


According to the Korean Metrological Administration, Typhoon Chanthu was about 190 kilometers south-southeast of Busan at 5:00 p.m. and moving eastward at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour.
It handles winds of up to 27 meters per second, or around 100 kilometers per hour, and is expected to hit land overnight in Osaka, Japan.

Busan and other cities in the south were preparing for the storm, but luckily the typhoon continued with no significant impact and typhoon warnings for the area, including Busan and Ulsan, were lifted at 5:00 p.m.
But even in these regions there will still be a lot of rain overnight with gusts of up to 25 meters per second or 90 kilometers per hour.
This will last until morning, with a typhoon warning still in effect for waters off the southeast coast.

The typhoon came closest to Jeju Island this morning around 7 a.m., which resulted in several flights to and from Jeju being canceled while ferries were also on the ground.
Torrential rains and gusts overturned trees and street lamps overnight, tore off parts of a guardrail and flooded roads and farmland. Fortunately, no casualties were reported. The peninsula will be completely out of range of the typhoon overnight with a clear sky to greet the long Chuseok vacation tomorrow.
Kim Cheong-ah, Arirang News.


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