Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 a massive super typhoon hit South Korea. There were 100 mph winds, 20+ft waves, and so much rain that there was flooding issues in all of the low lying areas of the coastline. Busan got hit hard, but it seems like the neighboring city of Ulsan might have gotten hit even harder (based on the pictures we’ve seen).
Cody and I thankfully did not have to go to work today due to the storm. I am especially thankful for that fact because my school is located only about a block from the ocean, and the area where it’s located saw massive waves that flooded the roadways and physically moved cars around like they were toys.
I wanted to share the pictures that we took after the storm finally cleared up this afternoon. We wandered over to Haeundae Beach and the damage was astounding.
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) also had a bunch of buildings set up down on the beach for the film festival that starts on October 6th. They did not survive very well in the middle of the storm.
I also found this video that is a compilation of a bunch of cellphone footage from the storm. It’s kind of long, but you’ll be stunned at what you see.
Were you in an area hit by the storm? Let me know in the comments below!