The Washington Post

Typhoon brings deadly flooding to peninsula

- — Min Joo Kim

Thousands of people were evacuated and 66,000 homes were left without electricit­y in South Korea after Typhoon Hinnamnor plowed through the country’s south Tuesday.

The storm made landfall about 4:50 a.m. local time, unleashing powerful winds and heavy rain that flooded facilities, caused landslides and damaged roads, before it headed back out to sea a couple of hours later, the Korea Meteorolog­ical Administra­tion said.

The typhoon weakened before its arrival but still delivered maximum sustained winds above 90 mph. About 3,500 people, mostly in the country’s south, were evacuated from their homes, according to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety.

One person died in Pohang after being swept away by floodwater­s, officials said. Another died in the nearby city of Gyeongju, authoritie­s said later. Ten people were unaccounte­d for.

The typhoon also affected North Korea, dumping more than 4 inches of rain across dozens of regions in the country over the past two days, the Korean Central News Agency said.

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