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South Korea is left without power after Typhoon Hinnamor

On the 6th of September, South Korea woke up to a disaster. Unleashing fierce rains and winds destroyed trees, roads and homes and left more than 20000 homes without power. In the southern district of the country the wind brought down power cables. The typhoon caused landslides, damage to homes and public facilities, blackouts in homes and flooding of farmland in South Korea.

Typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere. There are six categories of the tropical cyclone intensity scale.

Typhoon Hinnamnor is a Category 2 Hurricane which is extremely dangerous and causes extensive damage. Property damage such as major roof and siding damage occurs on well-constructed frame homes. Shallowly rooted trees snap or uproot and block roads. Power loss is expected with lasting days to weeks outages.

Strongest storm of the year

South Korea Prime Minister Han Duk-soo issued a call for evacuating people in vulnerable areas. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency it is the strongest storm of the year.