All 50 people died or disappeared due to torrential rains during this rainy season.

According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, the 47th day after the rainy season began in the central region on June 24, the death toll due to torrential downpour was counted as 38 and the number of missing persons was 12.

On July 13th, two men who were working on a drainage ditch in Hamyang, Gyeongsangnam-do were killed, and on the 23rd to 25th of the same month, five people died in Ulsan and Gimpo, including three people who died from flooding in the Busan Underground Road.

On July 30, a pedestrian drowned and died while passing a controlled underpass in Daejeon.

Subsequently, from the 1st of this month,'water bombs' poured out in succession in the metropolitan area, Chungcheong, and Jeollanam-do, killing 30 people and disappearing 12 people.

The 50 casualties of heavy rain this year, which have been tentatively counted so far, are the highest in nine years since 78 people died or disappeared in 2011.

The heavy rain damage has been largely affected by the unprecedented prolonged rainy season this year.

In the case of the central region, the longest rainy season was the 49th of 2013, and the last year the rainy season ended was August 10, 1987.

However, as the rainy season continues on the 47th day since June 24 this year, both the rainy season and the end of the rainy season are about to break.

In particular, after August 1st, the weakened ground was unable to withstand due to constant heavy rain alternately between the central, metropolitan and southern parts of the country, and landslides occurred one after another, causing damage to life.

It is also pointed out that the government's response was delayed, such as warnings of storms and floods and raising the stage of response to critical scripts amid unpredictable guerrilla rain.

The problem is that typhoons are likely to cause more damage from storms and floods.

The Meteorological Administration said that the fifth typhoon'Rose' occurred in the southern seas of Okinawa, Japan.

As expected, it will be the first typhoon affecting Korea this year when it lands on the coast of North Shanghai tomorrow afternoon.

(Photo = Courtesy of Jeonbuk Fire Department, Yonhap News)