Typhoon Lingling knocked down trees when it swept through Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. YONGSAN GARRISON
Typhoon Lingling knocked down trees when it swept through Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. YONGSAN GARRISON

Yongsan Garrison closes gates as winds from Typhoon Lingling knock out power

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — Strong winds knocked out power on Yongsan Garrison on Saturday, forcing the Army post to lock down for the night as Typhoon Lingling tore through South Korea.

The powerful storm left heavy damage in its wake as it skirted the peninsula’s western coast with winds of more than 80 mph before making landfall in North Korea.

Yongsan, which sits in the heart of Seoul, already had urged people to stock up on essentials and to stay inside. By Saturday afternoon, the garrison made that mandatory and closed all gates except for emergency traffic.

“Due to dangerous weather conditions, including fallen trees and blowing debris, all gates are closed and no walking outside is permitted until the all clear notice is given,” Yongsan said in an emergency alert.

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