Supreme Typhoon Hinnamnor has hit South Korea. Due to the heavy rains caused by the storm, life was disrupted. Electricity supply to more than 66,000 homes has been cut off and thousands of people have moved to safer areas. Hundreds of cars and a two-storied building including its foundation were swept away by the flash floods. Officials said that this is the most powerful typhoon to hit South Korea (South Korea Cyclone) in the last few years. In the wake of the storm, the loss of life was minimal due to precautionary measures such as evacuation of people in low-lying areas to safe areas and closure of schools. Officials said that three people have died so far.
Recently, the capital Seoul was flooded by heavy rains. About 14 people lost their lives due to floods. It is noteworthy that Hinnamnor broke out before the nightmare was over. Cyclone Pralaya, which lashed near Ulayang Island with winds of 280 kilometers per hour, weakened to 115 kilometers per hour on Tuesday afternoon. Officials in South Korea were alerted by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s indications that the island city would hit the coast at Geoji. People in low lying areas and near hills were moved to safer places.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol held emergency response meetings after warnings that Typhoon Hinnamnor would strike like the devastating Typhoon Maymi in 2003. Many trains and hundreds of flights were stopped across the country. Business complexes and schools were closed. Also, as the typhoon shook North Korea, the leader of that country, Kim Jong Un, held an emergency meeting.
Hinnamnor is expected to be the most powerful global cyclone (Global Cyclone Storm 2022) this year. Meteorologists have issued warnings that the storm that swept over the East China Sea last week is threatening the South Islands of Japan and that there is a risk of severe winds blowing along the east coast of China. Then it moved forward and touched South Korea. The Japan Meteorological Agency has predicted that Hinnamnor will be the strongest typhoon of 2022 based on the track and recorded maximum wind speed.