S.Korea braces as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches

The South Korean government is on the alert for what officials believe will be one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the country.

South Korean weather officials say that Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall on the southeastern part of the country before 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

The government says there were no reports of casualties from the storm as of 11 p.m. on Monday.

In September 2003, a typhoon that took a similar path created havoc in the country and caused 119 casualties.

The officials predict that Hinnamnor will be off the southeastern city of Pohang at around 9 a.m. Storm warnings are in effect in southern parts of the nation.