Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- Flood damage by consecutive downpour and heavy rainfalls is growing in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
According to a survey made between 18:00 July 20 and 18:00 July 22, the flooding left eight people dead throughout the country.
More than 4 500 houses were destroyed or submerged, leaving 17 700 people homeless. At least 1 000 houses were damaged totally or partially in North Phyongan Province, with 2 300 houses submerged in Unsan County alone.
September 17th to October 17th 2012
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) -- Officials and working people across the country are all out to prevent damage by drought.
The Cabinet and the Ministry of Agriculture took emergency measures to prevent the drought-related damage and all sectors and units are meticulously carrying out organizational and political work to fight drought in a massive manner.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is situated in the north eastern part of Asia. It has a total land area of about 120 thousand square kilometers of which 80 percent are mountains. Administratively, the entire country is divided into nine provinces and the capital city of Pyongyang. Provinces are divided into cities (districts) and counties. A county is further subdivided into smaller geographic areas called ri, (gu, dong) and the county town called up. Cities (districts), on the other hand, consist of administrative areas known as dong.
The Director of Agricultural Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued a statement on 25 September, 2000 as regards serious damage in the agricultural sector caused by this year's drought, heat and typhoon.
The precipitation in the whole areas during the sowing period of rice and maize, the main crops, dropped 40-50 percent as compared with the annual average precipitation and , worse still, it remained little in some areas for 40-50 days.
Owing to the long spell of drought water storage at reservoirs reached …