The storm hit when tides were rising, and a wave over four meters high swept onshore.
Dead bodies were later found in karaoke rooms located in basements as citizens had no time to escape.
Not only is this storm, Typhoon Maysak, forecast to pack winds of over 170 kilometers an hour and up to 400 millimeters of rain, it’s actually expected to be much stronger than Maemi, as it will slam into the Korean Peninsula at a dangerous time.
The nation will be under Typhoon Maysak’s influence starting Wednesday, and this is when seawater levels will be at their highest.
“September 2nd is when the sea levels will rise to their highest point.”
Residents in certain parts of Jeju, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, and the eastern coast of Korea are warned to be fully prepared as the typhoon makes landfall at the same time tides are rising.
This phenomenon will likely cause a storm surge.
If this happens, Maysak may cause major damage in those parts of the country.
To minimize the possibility of loss of life, officials are urging citizens to take precautionary measures and comply with safety rules.
Bae Eun-ji, Arirang News.