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The Heaviest Rainfall in 100 years – South Korea

Yesterday Busan had the heaviest downpour I’ve ever seen here. Several thunderstorms converged over the south end of the peninsula. Four people lost their lives in Busan and there was a lot of property damage in Masan and Changwon to name a few places. Seoul has been pounded this month as well. Good old el Nino coupled with la Nino are the culprits of this unusual weather I guess. I’ve never seen such a wet August in Busan. Rainy season never ended! Here are some pictures outside of our apartment:

across Suyong River during heavy downpour

across Suyong River during heavy downpour – can’t see much

rain pics (1)

rain let up a bit after

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from ABC online news - South Korea flooding

from ABC online news – South Korea flooding


Here’s a copy of the article written with this photo:

Record rainfall, landslides and flooding have killed more than 50 people in South Korea.

Nearly half a metre of rain fell in the capital of Seoul in less than three days, turning main roads into rivers of churning, muddy water.

At least 16 people died in landslides in the south of the city, while a raging river left 18 dead near the capital.

More than 30 bridges and roads in and around Seoul were also closed by the deluge.

Tens of thousands of South Korean soldiers have started a massive clean-up effort after the wild weather, with about 40,000 troops joining thousands of police in the clean-up.