Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

7 September 2020
2020-09-07 11:24

Powerful Typhoon Haishen approached South Korea on Monday after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. Waves crash against sea walls in Kagoshima prefecture. On Monday morning, initial assessments suggested the storm had done less damage than feared, though hundreds of thousands of homes were left without power across much of Japan's southern Kyushu island.

At 7 am, the typhoon was 30 kilometers north of Tsushima island and was categorized as a "large" and strong" storm, having weakened overnight, but was still packing gusts up to 216 kilometers per hour.

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