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07 Sep 2019 | 09:38 PM UTC

South Korea: Typhoon Lingling leaves three dead as of September 7 /update 3

South Korea News Alert

Typhoon Lingling leaves three dead in South Korea as of September 7; lingering power outages and transportation and business disruptions to be expected over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION South Korea

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Event

Typhoon Lingling had left at least three people dead and 15 others injured in South Korea as of Saturday, September 7, after traveling northward along the country's western coast. Lingling knocked down hundreds of trees and streetlights, grounded over 200 flights across the country, and left more than 161,000 homes without power. The storm's floodwaters forced some 38 people from their homes in Gwangju; across the country, at least 18 homes were flooded and over 100 schools were damaged. Typhoon-related damages were widely reported in Incheon.

Lingering power outages and disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected in areas affected by the storm over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate power outages and transportation and business disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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