Photos: Powerful Typhoon Sanba Batters North, South Korea

A view of a waterfront park flooded by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Hyong Min-woo/Yonhap

On September 17, 2012, a powerful Typhoon Sanba batters North and South Korea.

It brought high waves, strong wind, heavy rains, caused flood, damaged roads and buildings.

This is a disaster.

A powerful Typhoon Bolaven pounded South and North Korea at the end of August, 2012.

High waves beat upon a coast road in Busan, about 420 km (261 miles) southeast of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful Typhoon Sanba made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap
In this photo released by Yeosu City and distributed via Yonhap News Agency, high waves caused by Typhoon Sanba crash on beach in Yeosu, south of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Yeosu City via Yonhap)
High waves, caused by Typhoon Sanba, crash on a seaside road in Yeosu, south of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Hyung Min-soo)
Residents walk on a road broken by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon Sanba made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Ryu Hyong-kun/Newsis.
A retaining wall, which has collapsed on top of cars, is seen after heavy rains caused by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon Sanba made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. Car license plates pixellated at source.(REUTERS)
A ferry terminal at Tongyeong port is seen flooded by rains brought by Typhoon Sanba in Tongyeong, about 450 km (280 miles) southeast of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Sin Joon-hee/Yonhap
Workers of a hotel carry a chair at a park flooded by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as a powerful typhoon made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Hyong Min-woo/Yonhap

 

Photos: Typhoon Bolaven Killed 9 In South Korea

A man stands near part of a prefabricated house which has broken off during Typhoon Bolaven in Mokpo, about 410 km (255 miles) southwest of Seoul August 28, 2012. South Korea was hammered by Typhoon Bolaven, likely to be the most powerful storm in a decade in the country, on Tuesday morning, with power supply cuts to tens of thousands of households nationwide and strong winds and torrential downpours causing massive property damage and flight cancellations, according to reports from Yonhap quoting officials. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap 

After lashing Okinawa Island in Japan, the powerful Typhoon Bolaven pounds South Korea on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain.

( Please click here for: Powerful Typhoon Bolaven Lashed Okinawa, Japan )

9 people were killed by the typhoon in South Korea.

More than 80 families were left homeless because of floods or storm damage.

The typhoon knocked down hundreds of trees, destroyed power cables and caused blackouts and nearly 200 flights were canceled, 860 hectares (2,130 acres) of farmland were flooded and 32 ships were damaged. 

A car damaged by fallen bricks from a building is seen on the streets in Wando, about 470 km (292 miles) south of Seoul August 28, 2012. Typhoon Bolaven, with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, leaving four dead and a dozen people missing after two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Car license plate pixellated at source. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap
A wave breaks along a bridge over the sea off the southern port city of Busan as Typhoon Bolaven brings heavy downpours and winds to South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Sun-ho) Korea Out
A Chinese fishing boat navigates through rough waves caused by Typhoon Bolaven in waters off Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ho-cheon) KOREA OUT
South Korean maritime policemen rescue a Chinese fisherman (4th L) from a stranded Chinese fishing boat in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, south of Seoul August 28, 2012. A typhoon with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, killing five people at sea and leaving 10 missing when two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Typhoon Bolaven barreled up the coast before making landfall in already flood-ravaged North Korea as the impoverished country struggles to feed its 24 million people. REUTERS/Gang Jae-Nam/Newsis
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