(Aug 30, 2012) Typhoon Bolaven struck the North on Tuesday and Wednesday, submerging houses and roads, ruining thousands of acres of crops and triggering landslides that buried train tracks. A second major storm, Typhoon Tembin, pounded the Korean Peninsula with more rains on Thursday.The storms come as North Korea is still recovering from earlier floods that killed more than 170 people and destroyed thousands of homes. That in turn followed a springtime drought that was the worst in a century in some areas.Foreign aid groups contacted on Thursday said they are standing by in Pyongyang, but had not received new requests for help from the North Korean government. They had little information on the extent of damage and were relying on reports from state media.
- Twin typhoons raise fears in disaster-prone North Korea (nzherald.co.nz)
- 16 dead, 10 missing as typhoon pounds South Korea (watchertimes.wordpress.com)
- S. Korea on alert as major typhoon Bolaven nears (straitstimes.com)