Damages increased due to flooding of crops and houses in Chungcheongnam-do A vehicle with two people floated away from Buyeo
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Yun-gu Kim = The Central Disaster Countermeasures and Security announced on the 14th that 7,595 people from 7 cities and provinces and 55 cities, towns and wards have been evacuated due to heavy rain since the 8th.
At 6 pm that day, 1,937 people, mostly in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, suffered damage such as flooding in houses. Of these, 1,344 have not yet returned home.
5,658 people temporarily moved due to fear of damage, of which 3,750 did not return home.
In 132 temporary housing facilities, 4,935 people from 2.45 households stay, and the rest live in relatives’ houses.
The number of casualties was 14 deaths (8 in Seoul, 4 in Gyeonggi, 2 in Gangwon) and 6 missing (2 in Gyeonggi, 2 in Gangwon, 2 in South Chungcheong), the same as the previous count. 26 people were injured (2 in Seoul, 23 in Gyeonggi, 1 in South Chungcheong).
At 1:44 in the morning that day, a bongo truck was swept away by water near Naryeong-ri, Eunsan-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, and two people in the truck went missing.
An officer from the fire department explained, “There was a report from the driver that the vehicle was likely to be floating in the water.”
The fire department is conducting a search operation with 220 firefighters and 20 pieces of equipment.
As of 6 am on the same day, 110.6 mm of precipitation fell in Buyeo, the “highest amount of precipitation in one hour in August.”
Searches for an elderly couple who went missing in Wonju, Gangwon and a woman in their 70s who went missing in Gwangju, Gyeonggi also continued for the sixth day, respectively.
In Seoul, four people were reported missing in Seocho-gu due to this heavy rain, but three people were found dead and the other one was flagged as a false report.
The Seocho Fire Department received a report that a man in his 50s had been washed away by the water on the stairs going down to the basement of the building on the 8th on the night of the 8th, and that he had been draining and searching after come off
Total damage to private facilities increased to 6,876, and damage to public facilities was 1,30.
Since the previous day, it has rained heavily in Chungcheongnam-do, and the damage has increased significantly.
The damage caused by flooding of crops was 1,140 hectares, especially in Chungcheongnam-do with 541 hectares.
73,552 livestock died.
There were 6,760 cases of residential and commercial flooding, of which 5,749 were damaged in Seoul.
There were also 104 road embankments and 21 river embankments.
The number of landslides increased to 265. Gyeonggi Province has the highest number of cases with 174 cases, followed by Gangwon with 39 cases and Chungnam with 4 cases.
There were 53 cases of damage to cultural properties such as Namhansanseong Fortress. By region, there are 30 cases in Gyeonggi, 19 cases in Seoul, 3 cases in Chungnam, and 1 case in Gangwon.
Preemptive controls are in place to prepare for additional precipitation.
Nine public roads were managed.
Some sections of National Highway No. 31 (11km section from Hachuri to Hapgang-ri, Inje, Gangwon-do) are under traffic control.
25 car parks, 11 riverside locations, 12 Sewol bridges, and 7 paths in 3 national parks were managed.
While special warnings have been issued for some areas of Gyeonggi and Gangwon due to atmospheric instability, rain is expected to begin in the Seoul and Gangwon metropolitan area on the afternoon of the 15th and spread to the southern regions as the congestion front approaches the south
Meanwhile, Kim Seong-ho, head of the Disaster Management and Security Headquarters of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, held a meeting to examine the situation of heavy rain preparation and damage repair at 5 pm on the same day, and instructed relevant agencies to focus on the rapid search for missing people in the heavy rain-damaged Chungcheong area and their urgent recovery.
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