Eleven people have already died and eight more are missing as a result of this week’s severe rains, according to South Korea authorities on Thursday.
According to information from the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, three of the eight people who are still missing were from Seoul, while six of the fatalities were from Seoul, three were from Gyeonggi Province, and two were from Gangwon Province.
3,775 residences and structures in total were flooded, the most of them in Seoul.
More than 980 individuals, largely from the greater Seoul region, from 548 homes have been uprooted and are now residing at nearby gyms and schools. According to officials, an additional 4,297 individuals from 2,042 houses across the nation have temporarily evacuated.
A heavy rain warning remains in effect for the country’s central region, including South Chungcheong Province, where precipitation may reach 30 to 40 milimeters per hour. The Korea Meteorological Administration has removed the deluge warning in the greater Seoul area and Incheon, 27 kilometers west of Seoul.