A seaside bus stop in Busan is flooded after Typhoon Haishen passed in waters off the port city on Sept. 7, 2020.
Typhoon Haishen is bringing heavy rain and strong winds to much of South Korea.
The storm is continuing to move north along the eastern coastline and is expected to move out into the ocean, near Gangneung, later this afternoon.
But it has already left damage in its wake in Busan and other cities.
The public has been urged to take necessary precautions.
Our Ron Chang reports.
This morning, Haishen momentarily made landfall along the southern coast of Ulsan around 9 a.m.
It wasn't forecast to reach land, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration, but it slightly veered west after passing by Busan.
The typhoon lashed Busan with powerful winds of up to 30 meters per second and torrential downpours.
Fire authorities in the port city said they received more than 320 reports of damage, including broken traffic lights, toppled trees, widespread flooding and power outages.
Haishen is expected to move out to waters east-northeast of Gangneung by around 2 p.m., and reach Chongjin in North Korea sometime around 9 p.m. where it will start to dissipate.
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