The potentially most powerful storm in South Korea’s history, Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, made landfall early on Tuesday near the city of Geoje. According to Yonhap and the Korea Meteorological Administration, Hinnamnor made landfall around 4:50 a.m. local time. The organization had earlier issued a warning that the storm could cause fatalities.
With the typhoon expected to hit the tourist island of Jeju and the important industrial city of Ulsan on the country’s southeast coast after disrupting ports and air traffic across China and Japan, chemical operations, the country’s oldest nuclear power plant, and oil refiners have started taking precautions.
With a 400-kilometer (248.5-mile) radius, this enormous typhoon is large enough to encompass Seoul and Busan. Intense rain and wind will be present in the majority of Korea’s areas, he predicted. The administration predicts that the typhoon will hit southern coastal cities around 7 a.m.
in reference to South Korea Warns of Casualties as Super Typhoon Hinnamnor Hits Land on September 5. In order to prepare for the storm, the Kori Nuclear Power Plant’s three reactors had their run rates reduced to less than 30%, while merchants in liquefied natural gas warned that some shipments would be delayed.
Shipbuilders Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Samsung Heavy Industries, and Hyundai Heavy Industries announced that they would cease operations early on Tuesday.
The manufacture of giant OLED TVs at LG Electronics’ Gumi facilities will stop on Tuesday, according to a company representative. According to the Yonhap news agency, the steel manufacturer POSCO will stop running all of its furnaces and other manufacturing facilities on Tuesday.
Owner of South Korea’s leading refiner, SK Energy, SK Innovation, claimed to have asked carrier ships to suspend operations until the storm passes.
Although the storm’s overall diameter can reach hundreds of kilometers, the most severe conditions only occur in a much smaller area termed the eye wall, which is a ring of thunderstorms surrounding the eye. The normal size of this region is 100km, or around 60 miles, from the eye. One of the bigger typhoons, Hinnamnor, has winds capable of producing a hurricane up to 140 kilometers from its core.