South Korea hit by most intense downpour in 200 years

South Korea hit by most intense downpour in 200 years

Extremely heavy rains hit South Korea on July 9 and 10, 2024, claiming 4 lives and forcing thousands to evacuate for safety. The rains caused multiple flights and trains to be delayed and caused severe damage to infrastructure all over South Korea.

Over 35 lives lost to severe flooding and landslides in South Korea, major SAR operation underway

Over 35 lives lost to severe flooding and landslides in South Korea, major SAR operation underway

South Korea faced severe devastation from torrential rain starting from July 9, 2023, causing extensive flooding and landslides. The catastrophic event led to over 30 deaths nationwide, with nine others reported missing. The death toll includes at least nine people who died after a bus became trapped in a flooded underground tunnel located in Cheongju City. The number of casualties from the underpass flooding is expected to rise further as major search and rescue operations continue.

South Korea hit by longest monsoon in 7 years, at least 26 dead or missing

South Korea hit by longest monsoon in 7 years, at least 26 dead or missing

More flooding and landslides have been reported in South Korea as the country suffers from its longest monsoon in seven years. At least 13 people have died and more than 1 500 have been forced to flee, while two areas were declared disaster zones after 42…

Deadly floods hit South Korea’s central and southern regions

Deadly floods hit South Korea’s central and southern regions

Deadly flash floods struck South Korea's central and southern regions for the third time this month, causing at least two fatalities and hundreds of damaged properties. Torrential rains battered South Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces, as well as Daejeon…

Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

At least two people lost their lives after widespread, intense rainfall triggered flash flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, 2020. More bad weather is expected in the days ahead. As heavy rain lashed the city, an underpass was inundated by up to 2.5 m (8…

South Korea enters summer rainy season, up to 180 mm (7 inches) per hour

South Korea enters summer rainy season, up to 180 mm (7 inches) per hour

After record-breaking rains that hit Japan this week, heavy rains are now spreading through the neighboring South Korea. The country was drenched with heavy rain today, with generally up to 50 – 60 mm (1.96 to 2.36 inches) of rain per hour and, in places, as much as…

Heavy rain, flash floods and landslides hit South Korea

Heavy rain, flash floods and landslides hit South Korea

Parts of South Korea experienced huge amounts of rainfall and flooding on August 24 and 25, 2014. Heavy rain was brought by the same system that caused severe floods in Japan last week. At least 1 person was killed and four others were miss

Devastating mudslides triggered by heavy rains hit South Korea

Devastating mudslides triggered by heavy rains hit South Korea

The heaviest downpour in a century devastated the country’s central regions  triggering multiple landslides and floods that killed at least 38 people and left 8 others missing. Flood waters inundated main roads, residential areas and basement facilities in and