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Korea, Republic Of : Typhoon : 1999/07-08

GLIDE:  FL-1999-000247-KOR

Duration 1999/07-08
Country or District Korea, Republic Of
Name Typhoon
Outline From July 31 to Aug. 4, as typhoon Olga swept through the Korean peninsula, torrential rains caused extensive property damage and human casualties
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Report from National Disaster Prevention and Countermeasures Headquarters 1999/8/26
54 dead and 10 missing 8,333 household are damaged (25,011 people homeless) Inundated residence 9,743 Agricultural land floods 52,292ha.Facilities was damaged, public service 15,611 place, residence 2,043 house(all abolition 399 house)
Report from National Disaster Prevention and Countermeasures 99/08/06 18:00
44 dead and 20 missing
8,331 household are damaged (24,999 people homeless)
Inundated residence 9,743
Agricultural land floods 50,497ha
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 (1999/08/06)
The report states that 40 persons were killed and 24 are missing. 24,408 people from 8,224 households have been affected. 9,647 houses and 44,046 hectares of farmland have been inundated.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 (1999/08/04)
According to official reports, 28 people were killed and 22 are missing.
International Federation of Red Cross Report 1999/08/04
Death toll 10
Missing 6
6,546 houses were flooded.
728 ha. of farmland was either submerged or washed away.
The total number of telephone lines down was 28,684 in Munsan, Yonchon, Chonkok and Uijeongbu in Kyonggi Province, and Chorwon in Kangwon Province but this figure is steadily increasing.
In Seoul, the Chamsoo Bridge is under observation for possible closure, and other bridges in flood areas at Yonchon, Pochon and Chorwon are already closed.

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Report/Articles

Report from National Disaster Prevention and Countermeasures Headquarters 1999/8/26
From July 31 to Aug. 4, as typhoon Olga swept through the Korean peninsula, torrential rains, which recorded 895.5 mm in some regions, caused extensive property damage and human casualties.

Report from National Disaster Prevention and Countermeasures 1999/8/6 18:00
From July 31 to Aug. 4, as typhoon Olga swept through the Korean peninsula and torrential rains caused extensive property damage and human casualties.

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OCHA Situation Report No. 2 (1999/8/6)

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 (1999/08/04)

International Federation of Red Cross Report 1999/8/3
A flood warning was issued at 0900 hrs on July 30 for the central area of the Republic of Korea which includes Kyonggi and Kangwon Provinces.

Digital CHOSUN 1999/8/4
The main reasons of flood are river bottom rising and indiscriminate development.

Digital Korea Herald 1999/8/2
Government put on emergency alert to fight floods in central region. President Kim Dae-jung instructed officials to mobilaize all available means to minimize casualities and property damage from the floods.