Seasonal rain again nationwide…Low-lying Flooding and River Flooding Concerns

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Seasonal rain again across the country…Low-lying Flooding and River Flooding Concerns

<Appearance: Kim Seung-bae, Director of the Korea Natural Disaster Association>

The rainy season came again with the weekend.

Currently, the rain in the south will spread across the country in the late afternoon.

This rain is also expected to be strong and the amount is expected to be high, so we need to be careful not to cause additional damage.

Let’s talk about Kim Seung-bae, head of the Korea Natural Disaster Association.

<Question 1> It is raining a lot on the coast of Jeollanam-do and Jeju Island. Heavy rain warnings have been issued in most parts of Jeju Island. A heavy rain warning is in effect on the coast of Jeollanam-do. Can I say that the gridlock front is staying there?

<Question 2> There are no raindrops in Seoul yet, and I wonder when it will expand to outside the southern part of the country. Please explain how much rain it will rain this time.

<Question 3> Search efforts are continuing today (22nd) to find three more people missing due to heavy rain. In particular, the landslide damage was great in Gyeongsangbuk-do, and as the ground has weakened due to the long rain, additional damage is feared?

<Question 4> With a series of casualties and victims, a new concept called “extreme heavy rain” has recently emerged. It means extreme rain that is concentrated in a certain area for a very short time. What is the standard and what is the cause of the “extreme heavy rain” that is different from the existing rainy season?

<Question 5> The Osong underground road accident occurred when the nearby Miho River bank collapsed, and the flooded river quickly pushed into the underground road. Again, we cannot rule out the possibility of river flooding and underground cars flooding. How should I prepare for this?

<Question 5-1> In the rainy season that continues again, it is expected that there will be very strong winds, especially around 55 to 70km/h (15 to 20m/s). What should I keep in mind?

<Question 6> Currently, heat wave warnings are continuing in most inland areas. If it rains, will the heat go away?

<Question 7> In this situation, the fifth typhoon, Eagle, occurred. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, a tropical depression created near the Philippines two days ago developed into a typhoon at 9 a.m. yesterday. Attention focused on the route?

<Question 8> The central atmospheric pressure is 1004 hPa and the maximum instantaneous wind speed is 54 km/h (15 m/s), which is said to be the scale of the typhoon intensity ‘medium’. It is too early to predict its influence shortly after its formation, but will it affect the Korean Peninsula?


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