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Typhoon Hinnamnor hits South Korea

Firefighters rescue a resident from typhoon waters Associated Press/Photo by Kim Yong-tai/Yonhap

Typhoon Hinnamnor hits South Korea

The storm killed at least six people and dumped 3 feet of rain on part of South Korea on Tuesday before heading back out to sea. It made landfall near the port of Busan. About 89,000 residents lost power, but it was restored for most people within hours. The death toll could have been much higher, officials said, but communities were warned early and schools were closed. At least five people remained missing Tuesday.

What did the damage look like? On Tuesday evening, emergency personnel tried to get to the worst hit areas in armored vehicles. They waded through thigh-high water into basements with ropes tied to them where people were trapped. Flash floods triggered landslides that took down power lines. Some people were scooping water out of their homes with buckets.

Dig deeper: Read Joyce Wu’s report in World Tour on the recent devastating floods in Pakistan.

Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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