Things we know happened in Busan aftermath of Typhoon Danas
Typhoon Danas ripped through the Korean peninsula this weekend leaving behind a path of destruction around Busan.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the total average rainfall in Busan has reached 237.7mm from 7 am to 5 pm on the 21st.
Here’s what we know about the storm according to local media reports:
- No casualties were reported due to the storm in Busan but a 62-year-old man was reportedly found dead in a stream in Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province. Nine people were evacuated from a residential apartment complex.
- Busanjin-gu received the most rain in the city with 334mm among the districts in the city with Gijang-gun receiving the least at 190mm.
- Some roads in Dongnae, Oncheonchun and Geumjeong-gu are still under police control due to flooding and damage.
- The hill in front of the Yeondaebong Ecological Tunnel in Cheonseong-dong, Gangseo-gu collapsed, causing a mudslide on the road.
- Large potholes occurred at the Garakbonglim Underground Car Park in Gangseo-gu and the road to Cheil Jedang, opposite the Saha Police Station.
- Many building exteriors collapsed, including at Gaya market and a villa in the central Chuncheon district in Yeonje-gu.
- Electricity was cut-off in parts of U-Dong, Haeundae-gu for 15 minutes after a tree branch took out a power line.
- A mudslide washed down at an apartment complex in Umgang-dong, Sasang-gu, knocking down four trees at an apartment complex and destroying some flower beds.
- Local beaches were covered in garbage, plastics, seaweed and waste after large waves deposited them from the sea.
- 247 of the 326 flights expected to depart Gimhae International Airport were canceled. Most flights expected to land were also either delayed, diverted or canceled.
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