Friday, August 27, 2010

Floods Come to North Korea

Just what a sick and starving population needs.

"Rain batters China anew; 94,000 evacuated" by Associated Press | August 23, 2010

BEIJING — Flooding killed four people and forced 94,000 people to flee the northern Chinese port city of Dandong after heavy rains caused the Yalu river to breach its banks, state media said yesterday.

Rain continued to fall yesterday in the region, which borders North Korea, but the official Xinhua News Agency reported that water levels along the Yalu and its tributaries dropped below flood-warning levels.

Xinhua said four people died, a couple in their 70s and a mother and son, after their homes were swept away by flash floods....

On Saturday, flood waters punctured a dike between the river and an economic development zone in Dandong, inundating many neighborhoods.

North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said torrential rain and water from the overflowing Yalu swamped houses, public buildings, and farmland in more than five villages near Sinuiju, the city opposite Dandong.

You wonder how much more misery can be dumped on the Koreans without the U.S. bombs.