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typhoon that is currently advancing northeast is expected to land near Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do around 3 pm. When the typhoon landing on the Korean Peninsula for the first time this year is predicted, tensions in the southern regions are increasing, and reporters are connected to Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province.

Reporter Ahn Hee-jae, let’s first tell you the current situation.


Yes, I've been here at Dongho Port in Tongyeong from this dawn.

The fickle weather continues, where the rain falls and stops.

As you get closer to the typhoon's sphere of influence, you can feel the wind gradually getting stronger.

Here, you can see dozens of fishing boats securely fixed in preparation for typhoons.

The 5th Typhoon Rose, which is rapidly traveling north, is expected to land near Tongyeong at around 3 pm this afternoon, and then pass Pohang to the East Sea at around 6 pm.

When landing in the Gyeongnam region, the central air pressure is expected to maintain around 1,000 hectopascals. The maximum wind speed reaches 72 km/h, and in some areas strong rains of 30 mm or more per hour are forecasted, which requires attention.


Still, the rainy season caused the damage. What is your preparation for a typhoon?


Yes, I am particularly concerned about damage to Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongnam, which are included in the typhoon risk class.

Tongyeong City advises coastal residents to refrain from going out, and from the morning it is intensively inspecting about 10 areas including areas vulnerable to flooding.

There are many tourists who visited the area during the holiday season. The cable car heading to the summit of Mt. Mireuk was suspended due to bad weather, and some tourist facilities such as cruise ships were also suspended.

Haekyung also said that it has strengthened patrols all night long and has taken all ships out of the sea to return to port.

Other areas in Gyeongsangnam-do and the city of Busan also demanded preparation for damage from typhoons such as landslides and collapse of buildings as the ground has weakened due to the recent heavy rain.