Imjingang, which received the aftermath of the release of the North Korea's Hwanggang Dam due to heavy rain, was alerted by the flood at Samhwa Bridge around 0am today (6th). As the emergency evacuation order was issued with the highest water level warning, more than 1,200 residents from six sides went to the shelter.

Reporter Han Sang-woo.


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.

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

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

However, the steeply rising Imjin River's northernmost Pilseung Bridge and the Gunnam University water level are gradually decreasing.

The Gunnam Dam inflow amounted to 14,000 tons per second at 6:40 yesterday evening, but decreased to 9,500 tons this morning.

As the level of Pilseung Bridge and Gunnam Dam fell, about half of the residents of Yeoncheon, Paju and Gyeonggi, who fled yesterday, returned home this morning.

In Yeoncheon-gun alone, about 1,200 people evacuated to the designated shelter at 2 am yesterday.

A flood warning was issued yesterday to evacuate 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 in the world at dawn, and is nearing the current flood level.

Due to the discharge of Gunnam Dam, the level of Biryong Bridge continues to rise.

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.