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Heavy rain front moves from Seoul to Chungcheong-do Provinces on Thursday Updated: 2022-08-11 13:40:42 KST

We start with the extreme weather that we've been enduring in South Korea for the past few days.
The heavy rain front that pounded the capital region is now in the Chungcheong-do and Jeollabuk-do provinces.
The death toll from the flooding, landslides and related incidents has risen to 11, with eight still missing.
Lee Shi-hoo has the latest.

South Korea's central Chungcheong-do Provinces are bracing for heavy downpours, as the powerful rain front that slammed Seoul and its surrounding areas for the last two days moves southward.
According to Korea Meteorological Administration, as of 9 AM Thursday morning, 30 to 50 millimeters of rain was falling per hour in parts of Chungcheong-do and Jeollabuk-do Provinces.
The western coast of Jeollabuk-do Province particularly, was seeing heavier rainfall of 50 to 100 millimeters per hour.
Over the next few days, it's expected that over 3-hundred millimeters of rain will hit the Chungcheong-do region.
And authorities are warning residents to be aware of flooding, especially around a stream in Cheongju city.
Heavy rain warnings have been issued for regions in Chungcheong-do, Jeollabuk-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do Provinces.

While the rainfall will gradually subside in many parts of the greater Seoul area, up to 80 millimeters of rain is still expected through Friday morning.
As of 6 AM Thursday, Korea time the death toll from adverse weather in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do Provinces reached 11, with eight still missing.

Nationwide, over 3,7-hundred homes and buildings were flooded.
And over 5,2-hundred people were displaced from their homes and have taken temporary shelter.
Operation of several subway lines in Seoul, along with riverside parking lots were suspended over safety concerns.
And already in Chungcheongbuk-do Province, roads have been blocked and buildings are experiencing power outages due to flooding.
The Interior Ministry have also issued landslide warnings around the country while there have been 25 landslides due to the rain.

Government officials have been visiting sites across the country to inspect the extent of the damage and are supplying daily necessities to people who were forced to evacuate from their homes.
Seoul City Government plans to roll out 30 billion Korean won or around 23 million U.S. dollars in funding to restore public facilities and provide quarantine equipment to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Lee Shi-hoo, Arirang News.
Reporter : slee@arirang.com
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