Typhoon Kompasu Slammed Into South Korea

A tree is uprooted as Typhoon Kompasu hit in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Typhoon Kompasu has hit South Korea with heavy downpours and gusts that cut Seoul subway lines, paralyzed airport traffic, and caused massive power outages along the western coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Ha Sa-hun) **KOREA OUT**

On Thursday Typhoon Kompasu slammed into South Korea.

Kompasu means compass in Japanese.

Three people were killed.

Typhoon Kompasu is the strongest tropical storm to hit Seoul area in 15 years.

Many flights were cancelled or delayed.

Service on two Seoul subway lines and five railway routes was suspended.

South Korean high school students walk against strong winds caused by Typhoon Kompasu in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Typhoon Kompasu has hit South Korea with heavy downpours and gusts that cut Seoul subway lines, paralyzed airport traffic, and caused massive power outages along the western coast.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)