The Washington Post
Typhoon brings deadly flooding to peninsula
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.