According to the news of Yonhap, after the typhoon reached land from the southeast coast of the country, floods and landslides occurred in some regions, especially in the south and north coasts.
The Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) announced that the typhoon, which landed in Geoje in the southeast at 9.20 am local time, is expected to reach the capital Seoul at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour.
While the KMA has issued warnings for Typhoon Khanun to all regions except southern Jeju Island, it forecast precipitation of up to 500 millimeters in the northeast coastal areas and between 100 and 200 millimeters in the capital and west coast regions by Friday morning.
355 flights and 412 train services were canceled at 14 airports in the country, and a total of 490 roads were closed.
Authorities announced that 10,641 people were evacuated to shelters, education was suspended in 1579 schools or the education would be held online.
On the other hand, it was reported that 1 person died and 1 person was missing due to heavy rain and wind in the city of Daegu in the southeast of the country.
While Typhoon Khanun also affected the 25th World Scout Jamboree events held in South Korea, yesterday the authorities sent more than a thousand buses to Buan to transport 37,000 scouts to university dormitories, government and corporate training centers and hotels in the capital Seoul and nearby regions.
Call to protect monuments, statues and murals
Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in North Korea, called on the public to protect the monuments, statues and murals of leader Kim Jong Un and other important leaders from the effects of Typhoon Khanun.
In the news, which warned that excessive precipitation, winds and even tsunami could be seen due to the typhoon, it was noted that the authorities should inform the public about the typhoon and possible evacuations.
It was stated that nothing is more important than human life, but the protection of the country’s propaganda tools such as statues and monuments is the first priority.
In the news, it was also stated that museums, historical sites and “motto trees” are among the assets that citizens and authorities should protect from typhoons.