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Typhoon Omais escapes S. Korea leaving areas flooded Updated: 2021-08-24 07:50:12 KST

Our top story this morning, the 12th typhoon of the year, Omais, has exited the South Korean peninsula and is heading East.
The typhoon may be gone but rain continues to fall across the nation.
For more we have our Choi Min-jung on the line.
Min-jung, give us the latest.

Mokyeon, Typhoon Omais has left the peninsula and is currently escaping towards the East Sea.
According to the national weather agency, as of 6 AM, the typhoon was downgraded to an extratropical cyclone about 60 kilometers southwest of Ulleungdo Island.
It was moving at the speed of 46 kilometers an hour,.. with maximum wind speeds of 65 kilometers an hour.
Although all typhoon warnings have been lifted,.. it is still raining heavily along the eastern and southern coasts.
A strong wind advisory as well as heavy rain advisory has been issued for parts of Jeju Island.
Many regions in the south of the nation are also under heavy rain watch.
A heavy rain watch is issued when more than 60 millimeters of rainfall drops within the span of three hours.

Min-jung, we hear houses were flooded and hundreds were forced to evacuate as the southern regions were hit hard with pouring rain overnight. Tell us more about that.

That's right Mokyeon. At midnight, the southern port city of Busan got hit by up to 88 millimeters of rain an hour.
Fortunately, no one was injured,… but a river overflowed forcing around 30 nearby residents to evacuate.
Some were also rescued after being trapped in submerged vehicles, and cars were turned away from bridges due to strong winds.
More than 11-hundred people from 840 households have evacuated in advance from areas of concern.
Power was out for more than 2-hundred houses in Ulsan and Busan.
According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, no casualties were reported as of 6 AM.
Authorities are advising people be extra careful of potential accidents, as the ground has weakened due to heavy rain.
That's all I have for now.
Back to you, Mokyeon.
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