Chan-hom Forces Cancellation of all Domestic Flights in Korea

Chan Hom Typhoon

All domestic flights in South Korea have been cancelled for Sunday as Typhoon Chan-hom brings strong winds and rainfall to the southwestern part of the peninsula.

The storm grounded 60 domestic flights from Seoul, airport authorities said. International flights were not affected.

The country’s southern and western coastal areas, have received up to 197mm (7.7 inches) of rain as of 11am Sunday morning.

Weather authorities said the typhoon will be downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reaches North Korea’s Hwanghae province Monday morning.

Typhoon Chan-hom has been devastating along its path. The Chinese government went so far as to evacuate more than a million people to safety.

Five people in the Philippines were killed earlier in the week and more than 20 people injured in Japan when the typhoon landed on Friday.

Taiwan closed its stock market and shuttered schools and offices Friday.



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