High waves hit the southern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea, on Friday as ‘super’ typhoon Hinnamnor approaches.  Photo: EPA-EFE
High waves hit the southern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea, on Friday as ‘super’ typhoon Hinnamnor approaches. Photo: EPA-EFE
South Korea

Typhoon Hinnamnor threatens catastrophic damage in South Korea

  • The nation is preparing for the strongest storm it has ever seen, forecast to be worse than 1959’s Typhoon Sarah, which killed more than 600 people
  • Weather analyst Woo Jin Kyu ‘extremely’ worried as ‘damage may be beyond expectations’; preparations also under way in China’s coastal areas

High waves hit the southern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea, on Friday as ‘super’ typhoon Hinnamnor approaches.  Photo: EPA-EFE
High waves hit the southern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea, on Friday as ‘super’ typhoon Hinnamnor approaches. Photo: EPA-EFE
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