Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in South Korea

  • Published on:  8/6/2020
  • Torrential rains caused flooding in South Korea, forcing authorities to close parts of highways, Thursday, August 6.
    READ MORE: Days of torrential rain have pounded South Korea, closing parts of highways, officials said. Authorities issued a rare flood alert Thursday near a key bridge in the city of Seoul.

    The Han River Flood Control Office said its alert issued near one of its bridges is the first such measure since 2011.

    South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports the Han River reached a record level of 11.3 meters, submerging the Jamsu Bridge linking the southern and northern parts of the city.

    The swollen river also forced the flood control office to cut off access to riverside roads in Seoul's Yeouido neighborhood and other areas. Officials said riverside parks have been flooded.

    The rainfall stopped near that Han River bridge late Thursday, but the flood alert remains effective, according to the agency.
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