Dramatic rescue scenes as typhoon hits Korean peninsula
28 August 2012 Last updated at 10:52 BST
Typhoon Bolaven has left at least nine people dead and several others missing on the Korean peninsula.
There have been dramatic coast guard rescues at sea; while schools, businesses and bridges have had to close on land.
The typhoon is now threatening further destruction in North Korea.
The BBC's Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson reports.