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July 16, 1987
At least 42 people were killed and 66 were reported missing after Typhoon Thelma, with 79-m.p.h. winds and torrential rains, tore through South Korea, state radio reported. It said that among the dead was a family of seven who were crushed by a collapsed wall in Kwangju. Government officials said flooding left 6,152 people homeless in the southern port of Pusan alone, according to preliminary reports.
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August 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue workers in dinghies and helicopters plucked stranded residents from flooded homes after torrential rains reportedly killed at least 12 people in South Korea. Nearly 7,000 houses were flooded and at least 15,000 people fled their homes, many taking shelter in schools and government buildings. Up to 23 inches of rain fell. Near the heavily fortified border with North Korea, U.S. military vehicles were stranded in flood waters, and U.S.
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July 23, 1987 | Associated Press
The second violent storm in South Korea in a week dumped record amounts of rainfall over the center of the country Wednesday, triggering floods and landslides that killed 85 people and left thousands homeless. A tabulation by the Counter-Disaster Center in Seoul also listed 150 people injured and 35 missing and feared dead from the storm. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas.
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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 Heavy rain alerts were temporarily withdrawn for the southern tip of the country, the Korea Meteorological Administration office said.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 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue workers in dinghies and helicopters plucked stranded residents from flooded homes after torrential rains reportedly killed at least 12 people in South Korea. Nearly 7,000 houses were flooded and at least 15,000 people fled their homes, many taking shelter in schools and government buildings. Up to 23 inches of rain fell. Near the heavily fortified border with North Korea, U.S. military vehicles were stranded in flood waters, and U.S.
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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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July 21, 1987 | Associated Press
The government will provide $237 million for rehabilitation projects in coastal areas devastated by Typhoon Thelma, officials said Monday. The National Counter-Disaster Center said 118 people were killed in the storm that struck last Thursday, and 215 are still missing. More than 24,000 people were left homeless, and damage totaled at least $250 million, it said.
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August 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Heavy rains returned to South Korea on Monday, hampering search-and-recovery work after some of the worst flooding on record left 234 people dead and 91 missing. A disaster agency official said he feared the death toll would rise as the weather office predicted Seoul and most northern areas of the country would receive between 3.5 and 9.75 inches of rain from late Monday until today. "The damage will be enormous if rain pounds again as the weather bureau forecast," the official said.
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September 3, 2002 | BARBARA DEMICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the skies cleared over the Korean peninsula Monday, helicopters swooped low over large swaths of the countryside entombed in mud and found devastation from a weekend typhoon far greater than originally believed. South Korean authorities raised the toll to 138 dead and 77 missing, while the first word filtered down from secretive North Korea that it had not been spared.
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August 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Heavy rains returned to South Korea on Monday, hampering search-and-recovery work after some of the worst flooding on record left 234 people dead and 91 missing. A disaster agency official said he feared the death toll would rise as the weather office predicted Seoul and most northern areas of the country would receive between 3.5 and 9.75 inches of rain from late Monday until today. "The damage will be enormous if rain pounds again as the weather bureau forecast," the official said.
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July 23, 1987 | Associated Press
The second violent storm in South Korea in a week dumped record amounts of rainfall over the center of the country Wednesday, triggering floods and landslides that killed 85 people and left thousands homeless. A tabulation by the Counter-Disaster Center in Seoul also listed 150 people injured and 35 missing and feared dead from the storm. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas.
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July 21, 1987 | Associated Press
The government will provide $237 million for rehabilitation projects in coastal areas devastated by Typhoon Thelma, officials said Monday. The National Counter-Disaster Center said 118 people were killed in the storm that struck last Thursday, and 215 are still missing. More than 24,000 people were left homeless, and damage totaled at least $250 million, it said.
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July 16, 1987
At least 42 people were killed and 66 were reported missing after Typhoon Thelma, with 79-m.p.h. winds and torrential rains, tore through South Korea, state radio reported. It said that among the dead was a family of seven who were crushed by a collapsed wall in Kwangju. Government officials said flooding left 6,152 people homeless in the southern port of Pusan alone, according to preliminary reports.
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