Deaths and Disappearances due to Heavy Rain, Caution for Damage from Torrential Rain
With the approach of mid-summer, begins Korea’s Monsoon season. The relentless rain of the past 15 days caused high number of casualties in central regions such as Chungcheong and Gyeongbuk. Currently, according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters (Middle Department), 23 people had passed from torrential rains on July 15th. Experts project future rain falls in more serious magnitude, will increase human casualties. Currently, in Korea, the number of people passed or missing due to heavy rain is about 50.