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Heavy Rains Pummel Nation Again

Posted September. 18, 2003 23:24,   


Heavy rain fell in the central region, including over 200mm in Incheon Ganghwa, on the 18th that cause damage to the farm land with houses sinking, and the road was controlled as well.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, 216mm fell in Incheon Ganghwa, 203mm in Gyeonggi Paju, 197.5mm in Gyeonggi Dongducheon, and 136.5mm in Gangwon Chuncheon.

The intensive rain this day damaged the crops since 32 ha of the farmland in Ganghwa were submerged. About 50 houses and complexes near Ganghwa were also flooded.

Also, the water level in Paju Adong-dong Geumchon rose rapidly that resulted in temporary stoppage of Gyeong-ui railway. The exclusive road for vehicle along Jungrang watercourse at Gyeonggi Uijeongbu was also submerged.

The airplane flights to 14 routs to various regions in the West Sea area was cancelled due to storm warning out to all marine around central part of the West Sea. It also poured in Gangwon Jeongseon area where recovery work is being performed due to damage caused by the typhoon `Maemi,` causing much trouble.

In Seoul, the East principle road in both direction to Wolgye ~ Gunja Bridge was controlled at about 12:30 pm to cause severe traffic jam because of the exceeding of water level at Jungrang watercourse, Wolgye 1gyo. The traffic at Sangam underground roadway was also stopped from 11:20 AM.

In the meanwhile, Korea Meteorological Administration forecasted that there will be more rain until the 19th, 30~80mm in the Central region, 20~60mm in Jeonnam and Gyeongbuk (over 80mm in some area) and 5~30mm in Gyeongnam and Jeju.

The rainfall this time will reduce gradually from the afternoon on the 19th, and clear weather is expected nationwide on the weekend and holiday, 20th and 21st.