STORY: In the port city of Busan, large waves were seen crashing into seawalls, leaving flooded roads and broken fences in the aftermath.
As of Tuesday morning, 3,463 people had been moved to higher ground, with one 25-year-old reported missing in Ulsan, according to the authorities. The typhoon has forced hundreds of flight cancellations, suspension of business operations and school closings.
The typhoon, travelling north at about 52 kilometres per hour (32 mph), left the Korean peninsula about 7:10 a.m. according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. It is expected to head northeast and pass about 400km northwest of Sapporo, Japan, about midnight on Tuesday, the agency said.