MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol instructed officials to prepare for the approaching powerful typhoon Nanmadol, South Korean Yonhap new agency reported on Sunday.
"It is worrisome that the stronger-than-expected typhoon could inflict additional harm on our country, including Pohang and Gyeongju that were damaged by Typhoon Hinnamnor," Yoon was quoted as saying by the news agency.
The South Korean president also urged disaster management authorities to maintain thorough readiness for the storm and to "respond seriously to Nanmadol to an extent that could be seen as excessive," according to the news agency.
Officials have issued a typhoon advisory over South Korea's largest island Jeju starting Sunday afternoon. The island may see winds of up to 78 miles per hour and precipitation of up to 80 millimeters. The county's southeastern coastal province Gyeongsang may experience heavy rains up to 150 millimeters and strong winds that will carry on through Monday.