Typhoon Hinnamnor has flooded much of Korea’s southern port city of Pohang in the North Gyeongsang province.
포항 현 상황 ……
다들 조심하기 …. pic.twitter.com/kMP4Qxdx2x
— 진 (@13_1__0) September 5, 2022
What Pohang currently looks like. Guys, please be careful.
According to reports, the city of Pohang sent out an emergency warning to evacuate in the early morning of September 6. The typhoon brought with it 70-100mm of rain to the city, flooding much of it.
포항 남구 실시간.. pic.twitter.com/hOjVO1qndt
— 죽1어어~~~~ 죽1어야 묻어줄 거 아니야아~~~ 제발 죽1어 ~~! (@modongsoop_solo) September 5, 2022
The southern district of Pohang, in real time.
Much of the city’s shoreline was submerged underwater. The typhoon’s devastation was uploaded in real time by its citizens, showing the full scale of its destruction.
포항 이마트 뒷편 주차장과 집 근처 냉천교…범람했다고 함;;; pic.twitter.com/djkcHxTmcd
— Eunyoung.k (@kiki_young0901) September 5, 2022
Pohang’s E-mart parking lot and the school near my home is underwater.
지금이 새벽 6시반이지만 9시에 태풍 포항 거쳐갈거 같으면 더 잠길거 같아요 살려줘 잘못하면 집밖으로 피신가야할거 같음 집이라도 물이 안들어와야할텐데 하자보수도 제대로 안해줘서 아파트 물새고 난리남 큰일났음 얘들아 태풍 관심 가져줘 …. pic.twitter.com/wJUqAN1Wg6
— 🐇しらゆき_Seolmyo 🐿 (@SquirrelBe1021) September 5, 2022
It’s 6 am now, and when the typhoon arrives at 9, I think we will be further submerged. Save me. I think I will have to evacuate outside of my home. I hope my home isn’t flooded, but the whole apartment is currently leaking. This is a disaster.
Fire has also been reported in the city’s POSCO steel plants. A company representative confirmed this with a news outlet. According to residents, there were “loud noise and black smoke” coming from the POSCO plants.
Pohang is a city in the North Gyeongsang province and is the main seaport in the province. The city is best known for its steel plants, car factories, and for housing much of Korea’s largest manufacturing operations.
Typhoon Hinnamnor swept its way through Jeju-do in the late evening of September 5 and exited the country in the early morning of September 6.
The typhoon was expected to be the strongest in the country’s history and, according to reports, had an atmospheric pressure of 955 hectopascal at its center. The typhoon is reported to have had a maximum wind speed of 40km.