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31 August 2020

Typhoon Maysak in South Korea

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Type of Event:Cyclone
Location of Event:Korea, Republic Of
Date of Charter Activation:2020-08-31
Time of Charter Activation:00:38
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI)
Activation ID:673
Project Management:KARI

Typhoon Maysak tracked past Okinawa, Japan with wind speeds of over 100mph and is now headed towards South Korea where it is expected to make lnadfall on 2 September.

Maysak is currently as powerful as a Categrory 3 hurricane but is expected to intensify and has the potential to become a super typhoon. The storm is predicted to pass to the east of Seoul, but Busan, the nation's second largest city and the world's fifth largest port is expected to be affected by storm surges and strong winds.

Maysak is expected to bring torrential rains and wind speeds of up to 140mph to South and North Korea, before moving into northeastern China. Some areas of South Korea are bracing for more flooding as Typhoon Bavi had already passed by saturating the area only one week ago.

 

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Flood area mapping in Gangneung, Republic of South Korea

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Sentinel-1 06/09/2020 - 07/09/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by K-water Research Institute

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