President Yoon “The area affected by the greatest typhoon… I do not leave work and wait for an emergency”

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President Yoon Seok-yeol is answering questions with reporters as he arrives at the presidential office in Yongsan, Seoul on the morning of the 5th.  2022.9.5 [대통령실통신사진기자단]

President Yoon Seok-yeol is answering questions with reporters as he arrives at the presidential office in Yongsan, Seoul on the morning of the 5th. 2022.9.5 [대통령실통신사진기자단]
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On the 5th, President Yoon Seok-yeol said, “The entire country is now under the influence of Typhoon Hinnamno, and it is expected that it will hit the southern regions, including Jeju, which is over midnight today. I will do my best for it,” he said. He also said that he would not leave work that evening and would ‘stand by for an emergency’.

At around 8:52 a.m. on the same day, President Yoon went to the Yongsan presidential office wearing a civil defense uniform, unlike usual, and said this to reporters waiting for questions and answers on the way to work.

Emphasis on “Typhoon response, act first, report later”

President Yoon continued, “I would like to take this opportunity to speak to all those involved in disaster management and lifesaving.” instructed

“I hope that all people will do their best with the thought that they are my family, and if the report to the president is not supported by the president to respond to emergency situations, I would like you to take action and report it first.” “Even if there is a job, we can protect our family and neighbors if all public officials and citizens work together in unity.”

In addition, about the media, he said, “I hope that our media will also cooperate in protecting the safety of the people by reporting this disaster situation in real time.” said.

A reporter asked, ‘If you don’t leave work today, then do you take care of the situation (in the presidential office)’, and President Yoon replied, “Today, I’m going to do an emergency standby.”

In addition, a question was asked, ‘The issue of the official residence (moving) and typhoon damage seems to be a bit of a variable, but when do you think (moving) before or after Chuseok? ‘ and then immediately moved to the elevator heading to the office.

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