Typhoon Chaba kills 7
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Typhoon Chaba has killed 7 people in South Korea after causing heavy rainfall and devastating floods. The island of Jeju and cities Busan and Ulsan witnessed the worst impacts.
Warnings were issued for heavy rainfall, floods and storm surge in Japan after the typhoon moved towards the country.
Over 100 flights in Japan and South Korea were cancelled, numerous factories closed and 2500 schools in South Korea were also closed. Thousands of homes along the coast of South Korea lost electricity.
Typhoon Chaba developed on 26 September and was upgraded to typhoon status on 1 October. The highest winds recorded were 270 km/hour (165 mph) and the lowest pressure recorded was 905 mbar. The maximum wind speed makes this typhoon a Cat 5 on the Saffir Simpson Scale.
Typhoon Chaba started weakening on 4 October and was eventually downgraded to an extratropical system.