More Heavy Rains Expected in Southern Korea

  • By Hong Jun-ki

    October 07, 2016 10:26

    Southern parts of Korea will see more heavy rain after the devastation wrought by typhoon Chaba earlier this week.

    The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Thursday rain is expected on Jeju Island and southwestern coastal parts on Friday, spreading north to the central region in the evening.

    Nationwide rain is expected on early Saturday morning with up to 30 mm an hour in some areas.

    Jeju and southern parts are expected to see between 30 and 80 mm of rain on Friday and Saturday, while some southern coastal regions and Mt. Jiri may see more than 120 mm. Chungcheong provinces will get between 20 and 60 mm, and Seoul and Gangwon Province five to 20 mm.

    "Parts of the country that have already been hit by the typhoon could see additional damage," a weatherman warned.

    A foreign woman and her daughters clean Gwangalli Beach in Busan on Wednesday after typhoon Chaba receded from the southern port city, in this picture provided by a Chosun Ilbo reader.

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security said seven people have been confirmed dead and three remain missing due to Typhoon Chaba.

    A 30-year-old firefighter who was swept away by swelling waters as he attempted to rescue a stranded resident in Ulsan was found dead on Thursday.

    The government is providing W8 billion in support to areas hit by the typhoon (US$1=W1,113).

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