The City of Busan is preparing its disaster response system as the fifth typhoon of the year, Danas, is moving northbound.
The city said it will convene a disaster response meeting yesterday at 4 pm with the heads of 16 regional governments and related departmental chiefs.
The city will strengthen forecasting activities centered on vulnerable areas including steep slopes that are prone to landslides and also ordered regional offices to conduct thorough checks on areas that are prone to flooding or collapsing due to heavy rain and wind, as well as checking their sewers and stormwater pipes.
All employees on 24-hour emergency shifts if the typhoon direct affects Busan.
The Busan Meteorological Administration forecasts the rain will continue until Saturday.
The weather agency predicts anywhere between 50 to 150 mm of total precipitation for Busan city region from today until tomorrow night.
Wind speeds are forecast to be calm during the morning and afternoon before picking up during the evening.
According to weather agency’s projections, typhoon Danas is en route to hit Busan on Saturday.
Winds on Friday night and Saturday are forecast to hit speeds up to 28 meters per second in the in-land regions.
People are advised to store away any loose facilities, belongings outside and keep them indoors.