Excessive flooding in South Korea’s southern port city of Busan following heavy rain on August 25. Parts of the city recorded overnight rainfall of up to 242mm, according to a local report.
A low pressure brought heavy rain central and southern South Korea from Sunday night into Monday.
As much as 242 millimeters (9.5 inches) of rain fell today in parts of Busan and about 270 millimeters in nearby Changwon as of 4 p.m. local time, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
Some of the heaviest rain was reported around Busan and Changwon where widespread flooding has been reported. More heavy rain is forecast.
South Korea’s Minister of Security and Public Administration ordered schools to adjust their schedules to ensure students safety due to the flooding.
Flooding reached the third floor of a middle school forcing 400 students to evacuate to the roof where they were later rescued.
Cars including buses, were swept away by raging flood waters across the region.
— The Korea Observer (@korea_observer) August 25, 2014
Rain showers will continue across South Korea through Wednesday, but no further heavy rain is expected.