President Moon Jae-in has visited some of the areas hardest hit by the heavy downpours.
In Hadong County on Wednesday, he offered words of comfort to flood victims, and called on officials to speed up financial and administrative support.
Coming here and seeing the situation, I feel that the most important factor is how fast we can provide support. We will do our best so that support is made available quickly.
He was reportedly accompanied by the fewest possible aides to avoid disturbing restoration work.
He also inspected flood-hit areas and encouraged volunteer workers in Jeollanam-do and Chungcheongnam-do Provinces before travelling back to Seoul.
The president called on officials to swiftly designate affected regions as special disaster zones.