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Flooding reported in North Hwanghae and Pyongyang on August 9

Category: Transportation

Severity: 3 (Moderate)

Source: Drum Cussac

08/10/2020 (North Korea) - North Korean media announced on Sunday, August 9, that the province of North Hwanghae and areas of Pyongyang had been seriously affected by flooding. North Hwanghae, an important agricultural region, has seen farmland flooded and more than 900 homes damaged or destroyed. Efforts are underway to drain floodwaters. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered the military to assist in recovery efforts and released stocks of food and other supplies for North Hwanghae.
The Daedong River in Pyongyang is reportedly close to bursting, with traffic over two bridges in the city restricted due to concerns over water levels. State media has relayed a message to residents to take precautions should it flood.
Continued rainfall is forecast in Pyongyang and North Hwanghae in the near term. Expect a disruption to transportation while rainfall continues.

Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

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