Marines Deployed as Typhoon Hinnamnor Wreaks Havoc in Pohang, South Korea

South Korea deployed marines to assist with disaster response in the southeastern city of Pohang on Tuesday, September 6, as Typhoon Hinnamnor wreaked havoc on the city.

Footage released by the Republic of Korea Marine Corps shows marines driving on a flooded road while in search of civilians in need of rescue.

“Currently, KAAV is carrying out rescue operations at Cheongrim Elementary School with operational forces and rescuers of Southern Fire Department on board,” the corp said.

Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall in the South Korean city of Geoje early on Tuesday, the "Korea Meteorological Administration reported (KMA).

The typhoon was travelling 110km south-southwest of Ulleungdo by Tuesday morning, the KMA said, prompting widespread weather warnings for southern parts of the country for strong winds, large swells, and flooding.

More than 3,400 people in landslide and flood-prone areas in South Gyeongsang and South Jeolla provinces as well as Busan were evacuated for safety concerns, local media reported. Credit: Republic of Korea Marine Corps via Storyful