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September 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The heaviest rainfall in 70 years caused extensive flooding that killed at least 45 people and forced more than 350,000 to flee their homes. The Seoul area was swamped by 15 inches of rain in 24 hours. Suwon, just south of Seoul, got 16.8 inches, the main disaster relief center said. A 100-yard section of the Han River bank west of Seoul burst overnight, sending tons of water into rice paddies and villages.
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August 14, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains headed south of the Korean peninsula after swelling rivers to dangerous levels and causing at least 266 deaths this month, South Korea's disaster agency said. Heavy rain alerts were temporarily withdrawn for the southern tip of the country, the Korea Meteorological Administration office said. Southern regions had initially been forecast to receive up to 5.2 inches of rain Thursday. The weather bureau also canceled flood warnings issued for the Naktong, Kum and Somjin rivers.
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August 14, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains headed south of the Korean peninsula after swelling rivers to dangerous levels and causing at least 266 deaths this month, South Korea's disaster agency said. Heavy rain alerts were temporarily withdrawn for the southern tip of the country, the Korea Meteorological Administration office said. Southern regions had initially been forecast to receive up to 5.2 inches of rain Thursday. The weather bureau also canceled flood warnings issued for the Naktong, Kum and Somjin rivers.
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September 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The heaviest rainfall in 70 years caused extensive flooding that killed at least 45 people and forced more than 350,000 to flee their homes. The Seoul area was swamped by 15 inches of rain in 24 hours. Suwon, just south of Seoul, got 16.8 inches, the main disaster relief center said. A 100-yard section of the Han River bank west of Seoul burst overnight, sending tons of water into rice paddies and villages.
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July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
A fierce storm brought a record one-day rainfall to South Korea today, unleashing floods and landslides that officials said killed at least 85 people and injured 150. The storm, the second killer tempest to hit the country in less than a week, also left 35 people missing, officials at the Counter-Disaster Center said. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas and at least 4,000 were left homeless.
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June 23, 1990 | Reuters
Eleven people were killed by flooding and landslides during four days of torrential rain in South Korea, the state relief center said Friday.
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June 26, 2001 | Reuters
Typhoon Chebi killed 73 people in China's southeastern province of Fujian after wreaking havoc in Taiwan, the semiofficial China News Service said Monday. The storm reportedly killed nine people in Taiwan and injured 116 before churning the 100 miles across the Taiwan Strait to bludgeon Fujian over the weekend. All but two of the mainland victims were killed in Fujian's capital, Fuzhou, the news service said.
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July 9, 1985 | From Reuters
At least 38 people died and 12 were missing and feared dead after four days of heavy rain in South Korea, the Interior Ministry said Monday. More than 3,000 people were made homeless by landslides or floods, which inundated large areas of crops, damaged irrigation works and cut road and railway links. Property damage was estimated at more than $1 million.
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July 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Rescue workers hunted for victims today after Typhoon Thelma unleashed floods, mud slides and stormy seas that killed 53 people and left at least 81 missing and feared dead along the southern coast. The Home Ministry, which released the casualty figures, said the toll was expected to rise. About 110,000 rescue workers, including thousands of military reservists, were mobilized to search for survivors and to repair roads, waterways and buildings, officials said.
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July 25, 2010 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
The scene was one of barely controlled rock 'n' roll excess. In early January, 8,000 screaming fans mobbed the streets surrounding the Hollywood & Highland complex for a multimillion-dollar video shoot featuring one of Asia's top-selling pop acts: the hard-rocking quintet X Japan . With helicopters circling, the feathery-haired band members ascended to a stage atop the venue to lip-sync new songs. Guitars screamed and drums pounded; pillars of fire erupted from cannons. Technicians deployed fireworks and Hollywood Boulevard traffic was brought to a standstill for more than six hours in the name of a singularly Japanese brand of heavy metal thunder.
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July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
A fierce storm brought a record one-day rainfall to South Korea today, unleashing floods and landslides that officials said killed at least 85 people and injured 150. The storm, the second killer tempest to hit the country in less than a week, also left 35 people missing, officials at the Counter-Disaster Center said. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas and at least 4,000 were left homeless.
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October 6, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudyard Kipling knew the importance of good footwear to the fighting man. So does Pepe Ramirez. In his poem "Boots," Kipling provides the infantry's vision of hell on earth: It-is-not-fire-devils, dark, or anything,/But boots-boots-boots-boots-movin' up an' down again. Ramirez, a Marine Corps staff sergeant and drill instructor at the recruit depot here, has his own way of describing the same age-old devotion. "If your feet feel bad, it's not long before your head feels bad," said Ramirez.
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