Nervous tension fills the air as the monster Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the nation.
Traumatic memories of Typhoon Maemi are still fresh in the minds of those who were hit hard by the storm back in 2003. Some were displaced, losing their homes to the typhoon, and some were killed or missing.
For elderly people who experienced the nation's deadliest Typhoon Sarah in 1959, the coming typhoon is also frightening.
Awed by Mother Nature, the survivors hold their breaths and try to gauge how disastrous this one will be.
The clock is ticking before the typhoon's arrival.
People may be calm on the outside but they're anxious on the inside.
|A ferry is moored at a port in Korea's eastern city of Gangneung on Sept. 5. Yonhap|
|Holidaymakers stand in front of huge waves at Busan's scenic Haeundae Beach on Sunday. Yonhap|
|A resident of the southeastern city of Changwon looks out the window of his apartment, Sunday. Tape is put over the window in an X shape to prepare for Typhoon Hinnamnor. Yonhap|
|Jeju Island's southern coastal city of Seogwipo City is flooded on Sunday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches. Yonhap|
|A car travels a rainy coastal highway on Jeju Island, Sunday, as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the southern resort island will see as much as 600 millimeters of heavy downpour from Sunday to Tuesday as a result of the typhoon. Yonhap|
|President Yoon Suk-yeol reads documents before presiding over a meeting with Cabinet ministers at the presidential office in Yongsan, Seoul, Sunday. He called for a swift, preemptive response to the monster typhoon. Yonhap|
|Sandbags are piled up at a street corner in Busan's coastal Haeundae District, Sunday. Yonhap|