90mm heavy rain per hour in Goseong, Gangwon… A series of ‘flood damage’

While a heavy rain warning was issued for the central and northern parts of the east coast of Gangwon, very strong rain of more than 90 millimeters per hour fell at one point.

Flood damage continued to occur in residential and commercial areas, and dozens of roads were submerged and traffic was restricted.

A front-end reporter reports.


Thick raindrops are pouring incessantly.

Officials repeatedly stack bags to block rainwater at the entrance of 안전놀이터the shopping mall, but it is not enough.

The restaurant was swept away twice by rainwater overnight, and the restaurant was completely ruined. [Soundbite] Byun Won-gyu/Resident Resident : “The first time I drained the water. Then the second time (rainwater) was filled an hour ago, but then it was full again



Damage was concentrated in low-lying areas and along the coast. [Soundbite] Kim Yong-taek(Head of Hyeonnae-myeon, Goseong-gun

) : “Right now, we are doing drainage work because there is sand, grass, and vinyl in the drain (water is blocked).”

There was also an emergency evacuation.

[Soundbite] Jeong Jeong-suk/Goseong-gun Myeongpa-ri/Evacuation Resident : “The rain suddenly poured heavily and the stream tried to overflow toward the house…” A record-breaking 90.5

millimeters of rain per hour fell in Ganseong-eup, Goseong-gun overnight.

Cumulative precipitation also exceeded 300 millimeters in the Goseong area.

As the roads were flooded with rainwater, vehicle traffic restrictions followed one after another in various places.

The Korea Meteorological Administration asked for special attention, saying that there will be places where very strong rain of 30 to 80 millimeters per hour will fall in the Yeongdong area during the day today (7th).

Prime Minister Han Deok-soo issued an urgent order to relevant agencies to promptly evacuate residents in areas where landslides and flooding are concerned, and promptly perform emergency recovery to prevent secondary damage. This is the front entrance of

KBS News.

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