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151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after ‘unprecedented’ drought

Bog note: And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.

151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after ‘unprecedented’ drought

Watchers.news. Posted by TW on September 05, 2018

76 people have been killed and 75 others remain missing after extremely heavy rains hit parts of North Korea at the end of August 2018. Major flooding continued into September. It came after ‘unprecedented’ drought hit the country in July and August, forcing authorities to call on its people to wage an ‘all-out battle’ against a record heatwave that hit hard already fragile crops. 

Heavy flooding was reported in Kangwon and South Hamgyong provinces after Tropical Storm “Soulik” dumped extremely heavy rain on August 23 and 24, UNOCHA reports. Munchon city was worst affected with 10 reported deaths and 60 people missing. In both Munchon and Kowon cities, over 58 000 people were reportedly displaced.

In Kangwon’s Kumchon town, heavy rains took place between August 28 and 30, partially covering a highway just south of the town. The town recorded as much as 678 mm (26.69 inches) of rain in between 13:00 local time, August 28 and 17:00 on the following day, according to Korea Central TV. Many schools and health facilities were destroyed or damaged as well as water supply system of Munchon city, leaving tens of thousands of people without access to safe drinking water.

Agricultural land has been damaged or washed away, UNOCHA report states. The government is providing assistance in terms of search and rescue, temporary shelter, and health care.

As of September 2, heavy flooding was reported in North and South Hwanghae provinces. There are 76 reported deaths, and 75 people missing in both provinces. Over 9 000 people are displaced and nearly 1 800 residential buildings destroyed or damaged, according to UNOCHA.  A report recently published by Red Cross states that as many as 10,000 houses have been damaged elsewhere in the country and 35, 000 people displaced.

NKNews report published September 4 said that there has not been any coverage of domestic flood damage following the latest storms.

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