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Heavy Downpours and Strong Gusts Cause Great Damage in Gwangju and Jeollanamdo

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Heavy Downpours and Strong Gusts Cause Great Damage in Gwangju and Jeollanamdo


As the season’s 12th typhoon, NAKRI moved northward from southeastern Japan, heavy downpours of up to 450 millimeters fell across Gwangju and Jeollanamdo over the weekend, causing major damage in residential complexes and farming area.

Typhoon NAKRI dissipated along the western coastal area yesterday afternoon.

According to the city of Gwangju and Jeollanamdo, Baekunsan (백운산) Mountain received the most rain of around 450 millimeters followed by 377 millimeters in Boseong, 368 millimeters in Goheung and 332 millimeters in Suncheon.

A Typhoon Warning and Advisory issued in Gwangju and most of the Jeollanamdo region has been lifted as of 5 p.m. yesterday.

Strong gusts and torrential rain showers caused damage in farming areas, as large as 1,720 hectares in Jeollanamdo, and 20 residential complexes in Boseong and Damyang.

Meanwhile, another typhoon, HALONG is reportedly moving toward the southern coastal area in Jeju Island and due to arrive around August 8th. Weather authorities advised citizens to remain cautious to minimize damage from possible flooding.

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