PortandTerminal.com, September 8, 2020
South Korea reeling as Typhoon Haishen moves along the Korean Peninsula making landfall at port city of Ulsan
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Typhoon Haishen slammed the Korean Peninsula on Monday morning (Sept 7) bringing with it high winds and heavy rains after battering Japan’s south coast overnight. The storm made landfall near the South Korean port city of Ulsan.
Millions of people were issued evacuation warnings as the weather system hit the south of Japan over the weekend. Flight cancellations were widespread.
While the typhoon made landfall near the port city of Ulsan in South Korea. North Korea was not spared by the typhoon either where the storm caused flooding and widespread damages to homes.
Earlier on Monday, Typhoon Haishen had winds of 160 kilometers per hour (99 miles per hour), making it equivalent to a low-end Category 2 hurricane in the Atlantic. It’s the second major storm to hit the region in less than a week after the region was lashed by Typhoon Maysak on Wednesday.
Two nuclear reactors in the city of Gyeongju, around 375 km (235 miles) southeast of Seoul were shut down, according to Yonhap news agency.
Watch: Factory torn apart in Korea by Typhoon Haishen:
Haishan is the third consecutive typhoon landing on the Korean Peninsula — which is unprecedented in the modern record dating to 1945.
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