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Korea on Alert as Fung-wong Approaches



South Korea faces possible flooding and heavy rains as Tropical Storm Fung-wong is expected to hit the peninsula this week. According to, a cold front will cause Fung-wong to accelerate to the northeast from its current location which will spread heavy rain across South Korea and Kyushu Island, Japan on Tuesday night and most of Wednesday.

Winds are expected to be gusty, but not cause heavy damage according to reports. The tropical system is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression but bring the threat of heavy rains up in excess of 75 mm around the entire peninsula.

Typhoon Fung-wong left five dead in the Philippines and caused the worse flooding in Manila in two years, with 25% of the city submerged in water and affected over 500,000 people.


Typhoon Fung-wong affected 25% of Manila this past weekend causing the worst flooding in two years.


Source: Korean Meteorological Administration




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