Typhoon Haishen has weakened to become a tropical storm. In DPRK, all Tongchon residents and many others in the province had been evacuated. In addition, 1,499 residents were relocated in the city of Hunchun in the Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture.
Flood warnings were issued for rivers, streams and reservoirs as many of them have not yet been able to shed the water increase by the earlier typhoons including Hagupit, Bavi and Maysak.
DPRK’s agriculture sector is particularly vulnerable to severe weather. Severe storms and floods of this summer have raised concerns over the deteriorating food insecurity in the country.