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Typhoon slams into Jeju
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승인 2010.08.13  13:02:13
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A severe weather warning was issued on the morning of Aug. 10 as typhoon Dainmu — meaning goddess of lightning and thunder in Chinese — touched down at about 6 a.m., to the west of Seogwipo.

Heavy wind and rain prompted the Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration to ask residents to be extra cautious while traveling. Warning messages broadcast from truck-mounted loudspeakers were heard in the streets of Jeju City and Seogwipo.

The Maritime Police and Coast Guard also closed ports in light of 4 to 7 meter waves.

While no casualties were reported, damage include collapsed cranes and 100 meters of a rock armor wall being washed away.

Flights and cruise ship schedules were also disrupted.

This is the first typhoon to hit Jeju Island in the last few years.

Courtesy Media Jeju
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