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Korea (the Republic of): Typhoon: 2003/09/13 Country Information on DRR

Period 2003/09/13
Country or District Korea (the Republic of)
Event Type Typhoon
Outline Typhoon Maemi battered southern areas of South Korea with record winds overnight, killing at least 91 people.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Yahoo asia News 2003/09/15
Death: at least 91 people
Missing: 26 people
Homeless: 8,938 people
Property damage:$1.3 billion
Destroyed or damaged: 5,000 houses

The typhoon damaged 774 roads, 27 bridges, and submerged 43,027 acres of farmland, the government said in a statement. A total of 465 vessels were destroyed or marooned.

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OCHA Situation Report No.1 2003/09/15
Of about 25,000 people who were forced to evacuate their homes, about 7,000 remain in schools and public facilities.

Yahoo asia News 2003/09/15
South Korea's worst-ever typhoon caused $1.3 billion in damage,leaving 117 people dead or missing.

OCHA Situation Report 2003/09/14
More than 100 people were reported dead or missing Sunday as South Korea y authorities said 84 people had been killed and 25 were missing after Typhoon Maemi smashed into southern provinces late Friday, triggering landslides and floods and plunging millions of people into darkness.

The Koria Daily News (Hangul.)

BBC News 2003/09/13
At least 30 people have been killed and another 30 people are missing after Typhoon "Maemi,"one of the strongest typhoons to hit South Korea in years swept through the country's south-east, officials have said.

Reuters Alertnet 2003/09/13
S.Korea toll from Typhoon "Maemi" now 36 and rising

CNN NEWS 2003/09/13
Gale winds and heavy rain from a powerful typhoon "MAEMI" lashed South Korea overnight, killing at least 19 people and forcing thousands of others to seek emergency shelter, the anti-disaster office says.


Yahoo! News World Photos 2003/09/12
A ferry-shaped hotel is toppled over sideway after Typhoon "Maemi" hit Busan Port, Busan, south of Seoul, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003.