Video footage from South Korea’s capital shows streets covered in water and stations of the subway.
South Korean authorities have put emergency services on alert as record-setting rainfall triggered flooding in Seoul on Monday, including the capital’s famous Gangnam district. Koreans posted photos and videos on social media of flooding roads and homes as well as subway stations.
Local media reports that heavy rainfall caused some areas of Seoul to go black and forced people living in low-elevation areas of Seoul to leave. Multiple underground stations have also been shut down.
Seoul received an average of 90.5mm per hour of rainfall as of Monday night. In the southern part of Seoul, Dongjak recorded 137mm. “worst rainfall in decades,”According to Korea Herald
Southern areas of the capital suffered the greatest damage, especially Gangnam, Gangak and Gwanak where the Dorimcheon stream rose over its banks.
South Korea is currently seeing torrential downpours in Seoul and elsewhere.pic.twitter.com/EafcXpvvBB
— Raphael Rashid (@koryodynasty) August 8, 2022
The flooding was shared by residents of capital with local media.
A particularly impressive video featured a waterfall falling down the steps of Dongjak Station, Line 9. The same happened to Line 4’s Isu Station.
집에와서보니까 생각보다 알티가 너무 많이타서 …9호선 동작역입니다 모두 조심하세요😢 지금은 침수때문에 안 서고 지나쳐간다고 하더라구요,, pic.twitter.com/EiTKrfquTb
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There were also many reports of submerged cars, road damage, and fallen trees, but as of midnight local time – no casualties.
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