By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Seoul

The Philippine Embassy in Seoul wishes to advise the Filipino community in South Korea to take extra precaution and prepare for Typhoon Soulik which is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds that may cause severe damage to the Korean Peninsula.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the medium-sized typhoon with a projected maximum sustained wind speed of 140 km/h and moving at a speed of 12 km/h, is expected to reach Seogwipo, Jeju Island in the morning of 22 August 2018, Wednesday, and It will move up toward Mokpo on 23 August 2018, Thursday morning and cross over the Jeolla, Chungcheong and Gangwon regions before heading northeast toward the sea near Chongjin, North Korea, by 24 August 2018, Friday. It is the first typhoon to hit South Korea in six years. The last typhoon to make landfall in Korea was Sanba in September 2012.

Our kababayans in the abovementioned regions are advised to avoid unnecessary travel, monitor developments, and heed guidance and warnings from local authorities. Filipinos who may require assistance may reach the Philippine Embassy through the following:

(02) 796-7387 / (02) 796-7388

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