DPRK hit by windstorm

Pyongyang, August 23 (KCNA) — A strong wind of low pressure began blowing in nearly all parts of the DPRK from early this morning.

The wind is expected to last for days.
Many areas were hit by windstorm and downpour of more than 200 millimetres.
Wind of 13 to 18 metres per second and rainfall caused much damage to agriculture in Nampho, Pyongyang, Phyongsong, Sinuiju and other parts on the west coast.
Especially, in Nampho a wind as fast as some 20 metres per second blew for hours.
As a result, thousands of hectares of paddy and nonpaddy fields were submerged and rice, maize and other crops fell down.
Rainstorm hit hard Kowon, Kumya and other parts of south Hamgyong Province. Strong wind, downpour and 20-40 cm high tidal waves inundated thousands of hectares of paddy and nonpaddy fields and damaged railways and motorways.
Emergency rescue operations as well as survey of damage are going on in the afflicted areas.

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