Korea doesn’t need anymore rain!

This is an article from “The Korea Times” that was printed on Friday (July 28, ’06) about flooding in some areas in Korea because of the heavy rain season here.  My church will go down to help with the flood relief to Kwangwon Province in August. Please pray for the people  here in Korea because many people are going through some difficult times from the flooding. Thanks!
Heavy Rain Hit Central Regions
By Park Chung-a
Staff Reporter
Thousands of residents in the central regioins were forced to evacute from their homes on Friday, as heavy rainfall that brought more than 300 millimeters of rain in some areas caused severe flooding and disruption.
More than 2,700 people were forced to evacuate from their homes after an embankment at an urban stream in Ansong, Kyonggi Province, collapsed during the rainstorm, flooding more than 200 houses.

Ansong was hit with more than 300 millimeters of rain that began to fall late Thursday, and neighboring Kyonggi Province cities such as Pyongtaek and Euiwang were also hit with similar amounts of rain.

More than 230 millimeters of rain fell in Chinchon, North Chungchong Province, forcing more than 1,000 residents to evacuate, according to Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the nation’s weather agency.

Seoul was hit with nearly 200 millimeters of rain on Friday, forcing law enforcement authorities to close 20 car roads.

The monsoon season that is continuing for over 40 days this year brought the largest amount of rainfall to the country since 1973, the KMA said.

Heavy rainstorms are likely to end Sunday, signaling the advent of sizzling weather, the weather agency said Friday.

KMA said that after the last round of heavy rainfall South Korea is expected to have the hottest weather of the year, lasting for more than a month.

On Friday morning, the KMA had issued warnings of heavy rainfall in Seoul and Inchon, and Kyonggi, Kangwon, Chungchong and North Kyongsang provinces.

“Although heavy rain is expected to ease by Saturday afternoon, people should still pay attention and be prepared for emergencies until clouds completely clear away,” a weatherman said.

Fifty to 100 millimeters of rain are expected to fall in Seoul, Kyonggi, Chungchong and Kangwon until Saturday. Each region could have 150 millimeters of rain at a maximum, the KMA warned.

The Korea Times website: http://times.hankooki.com/

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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