Korea on Wednesday weathered one of its strongest storms of the year as Typhoon Maysak ripped through the country’s southeast, only to face an even larger threat in Typhoon Haishen next week...
Typhoon Haishen rampaged its way across Korea’s southeastern coast Monday, hammering Busan, Ulsan and coastal Gangwon with intense rains and winds as it made its way northwards.
Fearing a recurrence of the damage wrought by Typhoon Maysak, Busan and South Gyeongsang remained on edge over the weekend as Typhoon Haishen was projected to skirt along the country's east coast after crossing the East Sea Monday.
Korea on Wednesday weathered one of its strongest storms of the year as Typhoon Maysak ripped through the country’s southeast, only to face an even larger threat in Typhoon Haishen next week.
Korea raised its storm alert to the highest level Wednesday as Typhoon Maysak approached Jeju Island, packing ferocious winds.
Weathermen from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) on Tuesday examine the moving path of Typhoon Maysak, which is expected to make landfall near Busan on Wednesday, pass over the peninsula, then taper off in the East Sea on Friday morning.
Typhoon Maysak, projected to become the second major storm to hit the Korean Peninsula this summer, is due to make landfall near Busan on Thursday with potentially devastating wind speeds, Korea’s national weather agency warned.