Typhoon Sanba Passes Through Korea
Typhoon Sanba finished passing through Korea's Gangwon Province at around 7:20 p.m. this evening before moving out to the East Sea.
Traveling at over 30 kilometers an hour in a northeasterly direction, the typhoon forced ships to take shelter in ports, while officials suspended hundreds of ferry services and domestic flights to port cities like Busan, Ulsan and Pohang.
The eastern coastal areas of Gyeongsang and Gangwon Province recorded up to 200 milimeters of rain on Monday alone, while Korea's central region got up to 150 millimeters of precipitation.
Heavy rains and strong winds from Sanba were particularly devastating for the southern regions where one 53-year-old woman who got caught in a landslide was killed.
Two others were injured and more than a thousand residents were forced to evacuate from their homes.
Sanba's arrival made it the first time in 50 years that four typhoons have hit the peninsula in one calendar year.
Ji Myung-kil, Arirang News.
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