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S. Korea Raises Typhoon Alert Level to ‘Vigilance’ from ‘Attention’

S. Korea Raises Typhoon Alert Level to ‘Vigilance’ from ‘Attention’

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The interior and safety ministry on Saturday elevated the weather alert level to “vigilance” from “attention” as Typhoon Tapah tracking northward is expected to affect parts of the country’s southern region over the weekend. Interior Minister Chin Young presided over a meeting of related ministries and provincial governments to [...]

Anti-disaster Agency Shifts to Emergency Footing as Typhoon Approaches Korea

Anti-disaster Agency Shifts to Emergency Footing as Typhoon Approaches Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Monday shifted to an emergency footing as Typhoon Francisco, the season’s eighth typhoon, is forecast to pass through the Korean Peninsula after landing on the country’s southern coast on Tuesday night, government officials said. The anti-disaster agency affiliated with the Ministry [...]