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10 Aug 2011 description

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea suffered losses in the western coastal areas affected by the typhoon-9, Muifa, from Sunday evening.

According to results of an initial survey, the typhoon claimed more than ten casualties and destroyed many dwelling houses in North Hwanghae Province.

An estimated 1 000 hectares of standing crop were seriously damaged and some 1 000 roadside trees fell down in the province, causing a traffic congestion.

09 Aug 2011 description

Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) -- It heavily rained in different areas of Korea today, with typhoon-9 of 960 hpa of central atmospheric pressure moving from the West Sea of Korea at the speed of 28 km/h.

The rainfall registered 125 mm in Sinchon County, South Hwanghae Province, 108 mm and 100 mm in Rinsan and Sohung counties of North Hwanghae Province and 105 mm in Sudong District of South Hamgyong Province from 00:00 to 18:00.

09 Aug 2011 description

Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) -- The west coastal areas of Korea have been affected by typhoon-9. According to information released by the Central Meteorological Research Institute, the typhoon has brought strong winds of 17 meters per second and much rain to South Hwanghae Province from 9 p.m. Sunday.

North Hwanghae Province has been battered by 15m/s winds and Nampho city by 11m/s from around 00:00 Monday.

With the typhoon moving northward, North and South Phyongan Provinces are likely to be hit by a heavy rain from Monday night.

05 Aug 2011 description

Pyongyang, August 4 (KCNA) -- In the wake of human and material losses in the DPRK caused by typhoon-5 and heavy rains from late June to mid-July, a rain-triggered flood has harassed the country again from late July.

South Hwanghae Province has suffered most seriously from the flood.

The government has launched a nationwide effort to stabilize the flood victims' living and rebuild wrecked dwelling houses and public buildings.

13 Jul 2011 description

Pyongyang, July 12 (KCNA) -- A nationwide effort has been launched in the DPRK to recover from damage caused by a recent typhoon.

Most areas of the DPRK were affected by typhoon-5 for three days from June 25.

The typhoon brought a strong wind, heavy rain and tidal wave to the DPRK, claiming casualties and leaving more than 160 dwelling blocks destroyed and over 21,000 hectares of cultivated areas submerged, washed away and buried mainly in west coastal areas.

Public buildings, production facilities, roads and river banks were wrecked or inundated.

28 Jun 2011 description

Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) -- Typhoon-5 Meari has caused strong wind and heavy rain in the DPRK, mainly west coastal areas.

15-22 m per second wind hit more than 20 areas including Haeju, Sariwon and Anju cities and Unryul, Ryongyon and Taedong counties from 06:00 Sunday to 15:00 Monday.

Kangwon Province, South and North Hwanghae provinces and Kaesong City had heavy rainfalls from 12:00 Saturday to 15:00 Monday, 209 mm in Kosong, 195 mm in Hoeyang and 194 mm in Pongchon.

27 Jun 2011 description

Pyongyang, June 26 (KCNA) -- Typhoon-5 Meari is moving northward at speed of 60 km per hour in the DPRK.

Strong wind of 10-13 m per second hit Haeju and Kaesong cities, Ongjin and Sepho counties and other areas from 03:00 to 09:00 Sunday.

Rainfall of 105 mm was registered in Hoeyang County, 90 mm in Kosong and Pongchon counties, 79 mm in Thongchon and Chongdan counties, 76 mm in Yonan County, 73 mm in Kosan County and 70 mm in Changdo County from 12:00 Saturday to 12:00 Sunday.