State media in North Korea report that floods in the north east of the country have damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses and forced 5,000 people to evacuate.
Flooding began after heavy rain in North and South Hamgyong provinces from 01 August 2021. State television said some areas recorded 580 mm of rain in 2 days, NK News reported.
On 05 August North Korea’s state TV said 1,170 houses have been damaged or destroyed in South Hamgyong provinces, prompting thousands to evacuate. No casualties were reported. However, floods have damaged wide areas of farmland at a time of growing concerns about North Korea’s food security.
We revealed extensive flood damage in North Korea using satellite imagery on Weds, now KCTV admits it with video of the broken bridges, destroyed homes and fields in the same exact areas
— Colin Zwirko (@ColinZwirko) August 6, 2021