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Typhoon Omais leaves S. Korea after pounding southern regions with heavy rain Updated: 2021-08-24 13:43:37 KST

Typhoon Omais has left the South Korean peninsula after pounding southern parts of the country with heavy rain overnight.
More than 2-hundred millimeters of rainfall flooded houses, local markets and roads.
Some parts of Gyeongsangnam-do Province saw almost 100 millimeters an hour of rain.
The southern port city of Busan also got hit by up to 88 millimeters an hour at around midnight Tuesday.
Fortunately, no injuries have been reported,… but one river overflowed forcing around 30 nearby residents to evacuate.
Some people also had to be rescued after being trapped in submerged vehicles.
Landslide warnings and advisories were issued,… and cars were turned away from bridges due to strong winds.
More than 110 damage reports have been filed in Busan.

Meanwhile, in Jeollanam-do Province, around 12-thousand residents living in areas at risk of landslides were evacuated.
And more than 240 residents were evacuated to nearby community centers in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do Province.

Although all typhoon warnings have now been lifted, heavy rain continues to fall along the eastern and southern coasts.
A strong wind advisory and a heavy rain advisory have been issued for parts of Jeju Island.
Many regions in the south are also under a heavy rain watch.
Authorities are advising people be extra careful of potential accidents, as the ground has weakened due to the heavy rain.
Choi Min-jung, Arirang News.
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