Strong rains hit southern Japan as Koreas ready for typhoon

KCNA said officials were examining buildings, roads, railways, cropland and drainage systems and moving fishing boats to safety. “Scrupulous” protective measures were being applied to power stations to ensure stable power supply during the storm, the report said.

Dozens of people are injured as Japan is battered by Typhoon Haishen’s 80mph winds, leaving a wake of destruction before barrelling into South Korea

Live footage on state TV, a rarity that has now been broadcast for three weeks, showed trees shaking and waves rising in Tongchon county in Gangwon province bordering the South. The state broadcaster reported that all Tongchon residents had been evacuated.

Typhoon Haishen Lashes S. Korea, Takes Aim at N. Korea

The storms are especially dire for North Korea, which is vulnerable to flooding. The country lacks adequate infrastructure and suffers from widespread deforestation, resulting in part from people cutting down trees for fuel or firewood or to clear land for farming.   

Typhoon hits S. Korea after Japan battered

Though the Japanese weather agency said the strongest gusts on record were observed at more than 30 locations in the country, including one recorded at 214 km/h in Nagasaki city on Monday, initial assessments suggest that Typhoon Haishen did less damage than feared.

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