In South Korea, more than 10 thousand people fled from their homes due to typhoon

Typhoon Omais passed over South Korea on Monday and caused flooding and the threat of landslides, as a result of which more than 10,000 people were forced to evacuate, Ryonghap reports citing local authorities.

According to the Central Headquarters for Disaster Management and Security, there were no casualties, but many citizens in different areas were forced to evacuate. Floods occurred in the cities of Ulsan, Tongyon, Sachon, Busan. In Ulsan and Busan, 217 houses were temporarily left without electricity. By Monday evening, more than 10,000 residents in landslide-prone areas in Jeollanam-do province had fled their homes.

Due to heavy rainfall, a number of automobile roads in Jeollanam-do and Gyeongsangnam-do provinces and the railway between the cities of Gwangju and Milyang were blocked. 86 flights and 70 ferries were canceled, and 450 tracking routes in 18 national parks were closed.

According to the agency, warnings about the danger in connection with the typhoon have already been lifted, but heavy rains and up to 200 millimeters of precipitation are still predicted in the region on Tuesday.

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