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Korea, Democratic People'S Republic Of : Torrential Rain, Flood : 2004/08/02

GLIDE:  FL-2004-000063-PRK

Duration 2004/08/02
Country or District Korea, Democratic People'S Republic Of
Name Torrential Rain, Flood
Outline Heavy rains and floods have devastated swathes of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, leaving hundreds of people homeless and severely damaging crops
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Korean Central News Agency 2004/08/03
At least 100,000 hectares of paddy and non-paddy fields were submerged or washed away and dwelling houses for more than 1,000 families and public buildings destroyed in over 70 cities and counties of South Phyongan, South Hwanghae, Kangwon, Ryanggang and other provinces from July 1 to 25.

Voice of America (VOA) 2004/08/02
The Korean Central News Agency says heavy rains have swamped at least 100,000 hectares of cropland and more than a 1,000 homes have been flooded, mainly in the southern and central part of the country.

Channel News Asia 2004/08/02
North Korea's official media said torrential rain in July flooded or washed away 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of farmland and destroyed the homes of more than 1,000 families.

BBC News 2004/08/02
Heavy rains and floods have devastated swathes of North Korea, leaving hundreds of people homeless and severely damaging crops, reports say.