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S. Korea's monsoon season longest on record Updated: 2020-08-11 17:00:25 KST

Heavy rainfall has pounded South Korea, especially the capital and the surrounding regions.
According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, as of 4:30PM on Tuesday, at least 32 people have died since the start of August from flooding and landslides.
Ten are still unaccounted for and eight are injured.
This does not include the four deaths and two people still missing from the attempted rescue of a sinking police boat near a dam in Gangwon-do Province.
More than 76-hundred people across the country have been affected by the torrential rain mostly suffering property damage.
Also, around 23-thousand facilities have been damaged mainly due to flooding and landslides.

"60.six percent of the damaged facilities have had repairs. Public facilities including roads, reservoirs and roadside trees are being restored quickly but repairs of damages from landslides are showing slow progress."

With the damage mounting up, the national weather agency says, Seoul, Gyeonggi-do Province and parts of Gangwon-do Province are forecast to get more rain until August 16th.
The monsoon front first reached the capital region around June 24th and the rain has lasted for 49 days as of Tuesday and it is expected to break the 50-day mark. This has broken the longest record of 49 days set in 2013.
The monsoon season is also projected to end at a later date this year than ever before recorded as heavy rain is forecast until August 16th. That is later than the 1987 monsoon season, which lasted until August 10th.
Rain in the capital region has subsided for now to less than 5 millimeters per hour, and that's expected to continue for the rest of the evening.
But in the south of the country, including parts of Gyeongsangnam-do Province and Jeju-do Island, are expected to get up to 100 millimeters of rain by Wednesday.
Eum Ji-young, Arirang News.
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