gave the details of the rain damage earlier, but in some parts of North Korea, heavy rain equals a year's rainfall. Although the rain has been getting a little bit worse now, the floodgates remain open at the upper stream of the Imjin River without notice, and the government expressed a strong regret for unilateral discharge.
Reporter Kim A-young.
is the Miryeong Gapmun power plant outside Pyongyang that oversees the waterways of the Daedong River.
There was an emergency in determining the amount of water inflow through the large water that flowed down the Daedong River, that is, the flood warning.
[Chosun Joongang TV: Under the close connection with the upstream power plant, the water inflow is often checked… .] In
some areas such as Pyeonggang, Gangwon-do, just north of Cheorwon, water bombs poured over 800mm in six days.
The rain that continued on the 19th stopped in North Korea today (six days), but the reservoir and major river levels continued to rise, and flood warnings and warnings remained.
[Lee Young-Nam/Geological and Hydrological Bureau General Manager: The water level will continue to rise even after rain. (In some areas) There was a lot of rain over 800 millimeters. Almost equal to the average annual rainfall (960mm)… .] The
Hwanggang Dam upstream of the Imjin River continues to be discharged with floodgates open for several days.
The government and the ruling party expressed a strong regret over North Korea's failure to keep its promises to release information.
[Lee In-young/Minister of Unification: We are sorry for the unilateral discharge action. At least, we should have notified our side in advance of the discharge action… .]
President Moon Jae-in, who visited the Gunnam Dam on the Imjin River, also expressed public regret.
[President Moon Jae-in: It would be a great help in the management of the quantity of the Gunnam Dam, but it is not a pity now.] The
government said that the minimum communication between the two Koreas should be resumed immediately. I repeatedly urged.
(Video coverage: Jung Sung-hwa, Video editing: Choi Jin-hwa)
North Korea also had six days of heavy rain… Government "Sorry for one-sided discharge"
The news of rain damage has been given in detail earlier, but in some parts of North Korea, heavy rains equivalent to a year's rainfall have been poured out. Although the rain has been getting a little bit worse now, the floodgates remain open at the upper stream of the Imjin River without notice, and the government has expressed a strong regret for unilateral discharge.