Imjin River, which is even receiving the aftermath of the release of the Hwanggang Dam in North Korea, was alerted at 0am on the morning (6th) around the Samhwagyo Bridge. With the highest water level flood warning and emergency evacuation orders issued, more than 1,200 inhabitants from six sides headed 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 about 1,200 people have been evacuated to the designated shelter so far.

Currently, there are a total of 21 emergency shelters.

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, and it was close to the current flood level at dawn.

More than 140 residents of Jeokseong-myeon and Papyeong-myeon, Paju-si were evacuated, and 153 were evacuated to evacuation centers during the evacuation order for 800 people in the lowland Moonsan-eup.

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.