Heavy rain leaves 4,000 households in Seoul without electricity

Seoul, July 14 (BNA) Heavy rains left about 4,000 homes in Seoul, South Korea without power and sent 136 people nationwide to evacuate as of 11 a.m., according to Yonhap News Agency.

Amid continuing rains overnight, more than 2,000 households in Seoul’s Seodaemun district were left without power after a tree that cut a high-voltage power line fell in the vicinity shortly after midnight, according to the Central Disaster Mitigation and Safety Headquarters.

Another 2,000 households in the Dobong district of Seoul suffered power outages as a result of the rains. Electricity in all affected homes has returned to service.

A total of 136 people have been evacuated from across the country due to the torrential rain, including 77 people in Seoul. Among them, 105 are still moving away from their homes due to fears of additional rain damage.

A 68-year-old woman remained missing as of Friday after she went missing in a swollen creek in the southern port city of Busan on Tuesday afternoon.

Nearly 100 ships have been grounded across the country, while authorities have canceled 34 flights.

Nearly 250 hectares of farmland were also reported flooded or damaged as of Friday.

The Meteorological Agency said rain at a rate of up to 100 mm per hour is expected in parts of the central region of South Korea from late Friday into Saturday morning.


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