Although it did not overflow like the Hantan River, a flood warning was issued at 0 o'clock today (6th) around the Imhwa River Samhwagyo Bridge. With the highest water level warning and an emergency evacuation order issued, more than 1,200 residents from six sides had to head to the shelter.

Reporter Kim Min-jung.


Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do, said the level of the Samjin Bridge over the Imjin River exceeded 19.5m at 0am today.

He said that the level of the Samhwa Bridge, which was normally maintained between 3 and 6 meters, rose sharply from last night and issued a flood warning.

The Flood Flood was the highest level of flood warning, and Yeoncheon-gun issued an emergency evacuation order to nearby residents.

As the water level rose, residents of six sides including Gunnam-myeon, Baekhak-myeon, Wangjing-myeon, Misan-myeon, Jung-myeon, and Jangnam-myeon evacuated.

Yeoncheon-gun explained that as of 2 o'clock in the morning, about 1,200 people evacuated to designated shelters.

Currently, a total of 21 emergency shelters are in operation.

The Korean Peninsula Unification Future Center, Yeoncheon High School Gymnasium, and Yeoncheon Elementary School Gymnasium were included.

Paju City, where the flood warning was issued yesterday, issued an evacuation order to the lowland residents of the Imjin River.

A flood warning was issued for the Biryong Bridge in Paju City from yesterday. It was the highest level ever recorded at dawn, and is now approaching the flood level.

More than 340 residents of Jeokseong-myeon, Papyeong-myeon, and Munsan-eup in Paju-si were evacuated to nearby schools and churches.

As North Korea opens the floodgates of the Hwanggang Dam upstream of the Imjin River without prior notice, it seems to have a direct impact on the northernmost part of the Imjin River, Yeoncheon-gun and Paju-si.

In particular, in Paju City, there is concern about the massive flooding of the low-lying area of ​​Munsan-eup, but the peak of the high tide is expected to be at 6:30 AM.