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Southern South Korea hit by devastating downpours – almost 11 inches of rain in 24 hours

Southern South Korea hit by devastating downpours – almost 11 inches of rain in 24 hours

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Some 200 millimeters of rain pounded South Korea’s southern regions on Monday, leaving several people dead and causing traffic accidents, flooding and destruction of roads, houses and facilities, officials said. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), 277 mm of rain fell in Sancheong of South Gyeongsang Province for one day by 2 p.m., followed by 228 mm in Buan of North Jeolla Province, 210 mm in Geoje, west of Busan, 158.2 mm in Gwangju and 160.2 mm in Daejeon. In the southeastern province of South Gyeongsang, the per-hour precipitation reached 30 mm, while southwestern coasts, Incheon and five Yellow Sea islands close to the North Korean border were put under a strong wind advisory, the agency said.
Source: Southern South Korea hit by devastating downpours – almost 11 inches of rain in 24 hours

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