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Record heavy rainfall in S. Korea kills 14, leaves thousands homeless Updated: 2022-08-16 17:00:37 KST

The record amount of rainfall in South Korea last week, that caused historic flooding in the capital region, has led to at least 14 deaths.
There are more that 7,700 people who've had to leave their homes, a large portion of whom have nowhere else to go.
The government has laid out the figures on the damage in detail and is preparing for more rain on the way in the next 24 hours.
Shin Ye-eun has the details.

South Korea last week saw the heaviest amount of rain in decades.
Fourteen people died, six people are still missing, and 26 were injured.
That's the tally the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters had as of 6 AM this Tuesday.
Heavy rainfall also damaged thousands of buildings and vehicles.
Over 7-thousand 7-hundred people had to evacuate from their homes, and some 2-thousand have now been left homeless.
According to five of the country's major car insurance companies over 9-thousand cars, worth more than 100-million U.S. dollars in total, were wrecked.

Rural areas were also affected.
Floods destroyed roughly 17.5 square kilometers of crops an area around the size of 1,200 soccer pitches.
More than 81-thousand livestock died.
And roughly 3-hundred landslides were reported.

Authorities are on high alert as we'll be seeing even more downpours in the next 24 hours.
The Korea Meteorological Administration has forecast that the southern part of the country could see more than 1-hundred 50 millimeters of rain.
That's why President Yoon Suk-yeol held a meeting late on Monday night, where he instructed local governments and officials to be prepared and have all safety measures ready ahead of time.
The Minister of Interior and Safety, Lee Sang-min, on Tuesday also visited the sites hit worst by the rain to find ways to speed up the recovery.
Shin Ye-eun, Arirang News.
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