As the 14th typhoon 'Nanmadol' was heading north, access to some national parks and ferry operations were restricted.

According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, the typhoon is advancing northwest at 24 km/h in the sea around 210 km south-southeast of Kagoshima, Japan as of 9 am today (18th).

The intensity is 'very strong', with a maximum wind speed of 53 m/s and a central pressure of 935 hectopascals.

The typhoon is expected to pass about 130 km north-northwest of Kagoshima at 3 am tomorrow.

In preparation for typhoons, regional disaster and safety countermeasures headquarters in six cities and provinces, including Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongnam, Gyeongbuk, Jeonnam, and Jeju, are in operation.

As of 11 am today, local governments looked at 4,485 dangerous areas such as landslides in advance, installed safety lines in 21 dangerous coastal areas, and implemented safety measures for 7,309 ships, including evacuation and tying.

11 related organizations, including the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, are also operating the emergency stage.

In the national park, access to 12 places in two parks, including Gyeongju and Hallasan, was restricted.

Eight passenger ships on seven routes, including Samcheonpo-Jeju, Gyeongnam, and Wando-Yeo, Jeollanam-do, were suspended.

A typhoon warning has been issued for the distant seas of Jeju Island, and a typhoon advisory has been issued for the distant seas south of the East Sea.

Due to the influence of the typhoon, from today (18th) to tomorrow (19th), it will rain 50~100mm on the coast of Gyeongsang region, Yeongdong of Gangwon, Ulleungdo and Dokdo.

In particular, along the coast of Gyeongsang Province, there will be places where it will rain 30-60mm per hour, with a maximum of 150mm or more.

(Photo = Yonhap News)