Heavy rainfall in Korea’s east coast Sunday due to the indirect influence of tropical storm Lupit brought more than 170 millimeters of precipitation in some parts of Gangwon, leading to flooded homes and roads, as well as stranded passengers.
The quiet farming village of Jooksan-ri in South Jeolla was devastated earlier this month when a local stream flooded hundreds of hectares of surrounding farmland, following one of the most extreme rainy seasons on record in Korea.
Areas near the inter-Korean border in Gyeonggi have lost fishing vessels and sustained extensive damage after multiple, abrupt discharges from an upstream dam operated by North Korea during the prolonged monsoon season.
Six fatalities were reported over the weekend as a result of heavy rains that inundated much of central Korea as one of the country's longest wet seasons on record continues.
An intense overnight downpour wreaked havoc in much of central and southern Korea Thursday, causing severe flooding in Daejeon that left one dead and around a hundred homes underwater.
A civic group Sunday called on the local government to take responsibility for the death of three people last week after an underpass was flooded in the southern port city of Busan during heavy rainfall, calling it a man-made disaster.