The 14th typhoon Chantu is currently approaching Jeju Island. A little later, around 6 o'clock, it was predicted that it would be closest to Jeju, but I will connect a reporter who is in Seogwipo, Jeju, to see what the current situation is.

JIBS reporter Hyo-hyung Lee, now that I look at it, it rains a lot, my body is all wet, and the wind is blowing quite a bit. How is the current situation?


I am now in Bomokpo-gu, Seogwipo-si.

Now, the wind and rain are so strong that it is hard for me to open my eyes here, and now, even behind me, as the high tide approaches, strong waves are constantly hitting the breakwater.

As the typhoon approaches Jeju faster than expected, damage is also being received one after another.

A fire broke out at a performance hall in Pyoseong-myeon, Seogwipo-si, around 0:30 a.m. today (17th), but it was extinguished in about 1 hour and 20 minutes due to severe difficulties in extinguishing due to strong winds.

It is understood that no one was injured, but there was a commotion that the staff at the dormitory were evacuated.

In addition, roads were flooded in Seogwipo City, and street lamps were knocked down by rain and wind in Jeju City, and safety measures were taken.

In addition, more than 50 cases of damage have been reported since the 13th, including 18,000 square meters of flooding in the Woldongmu planting site in Seogwipo City.

There is concern that the typhoon may approach Jeju and cause additional damage as it rises to the sea about 40 km south-southeast of Seogwipo around 6 am.

Due to the influence of the typhoon, the accumulated precipitation of 1,122 mm is recorded in the azalea fields of Mt. Halla.

The sea route to and from Jeju is tightly closed, and more than 2,000 fishing boats are evacuated in Hangpo-gu.

Flights were also disrupted, such as flight 15 canceled yesterday, but the impact is expected to continue until today.

Jeju Island has raised the emergency duty to Level 2 and has entered a 24-hour readiness posture, and today all kindergartens and schools in Jeju are conducting remote classes.