More Rains to Come as Korea Assesses Flood Damage
The rain front that unleashed torrential downpours across the nation over the last week will continue to influence the weather through the beginning of next week. With the remaining influence of the typhoon and the high chance that cold air from Manchuria will push down south, it appears that the front will not be able to recede northward.
Localized torrential downpours over the last four days left 19 dead and 31 missing, most in Gangwon Province. Altogether 2,902 people and 1,168 households became victims of floods that damaged 163 homes and flooded 1,506. Some 6,336 hectares of farmland were submerged, and 1,376 hectares swept away or buried. Some 127 roads were closed to traffic due to landslides.
Roads near the Han River are partly submerged after torrential rains in Seoul on Monday morning./Yonhap