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[VIDEO NEWS] No relief as Korea is hit with both heat waves and torrential rain

Aug 07,2018
1) Amid the continuing heat waves, torrential rain flooded buildings and roads in Yeongdong, Gangwon.

2) According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, 93 millimeters (3.6 inches) of heavy rain fell in Gangneung, Gangwon, from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Aug. 6.

3) This rainfall is the second highest following the record 100.5-millimeter per hour rainfall in Aug. 31, 2002, during Typhoon Rusa.

4) As the rain flooded the waiting rooms at the KTX station in Gangneung, workers came out with wooden shovels to remove the water.

5) The flooding was so bad that passengers had to wade through the water as they waited for their train.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Jung Soo-kyung
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo

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