BUSAN, South Korea — Typhoon Sanba pounded the southern coast of Korea today, leaving authorities to assess the damage of the storms aftermath. Here is a look at ten notable statistics from today:
4 – The number of tropical storms to hit Korea this year, the first time in more than 50 years.
31 – Speed of the wind gusts this afternoon, which blew 31 meters per second.
41 – The speed at which the storm moved northwards (41km/hr) out of the southern region.
53 – The age of the only victim of the storm, a female in North Gyeongsang province who fell victim to a landslide.
200 – Millimeters, the amount of rainfall most cities received in the southern coast.
265 – The number of domestic and international flights canceled this afternoon.
853 – The number of schools closed today by the Busan Board of Education.
1,187 – The number of people forced to evacuate their homes.
382,316 – The number of power outages around the country.
Statistics from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Yonhap News.
Lead photo from Busan Ilbo.