This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Man, oh, man. Two snow days, two typhoon days, and now a FLOOD DAY?! I swear, in all my life living in Seoul and being part of the US base there, I’ve never encountered this many weather problems until this year!
I mean, it’s bizarre! Seoul already had more rain this year than ever, and when it was raining practically two weeks straight last month (but it would be on and off during the day), it never flooded. Until today that is. The torrential rain didn’t start until about 1:00pm today, and by 3:30, the floods were all over Yongsan area. We were told to send the kids home at my workplace, and we closed early due to the terrible flood.
Poor me had to walk home for about forty minutes (usually takes me less, but the flood didn’t help!), and let’s just say having water above my ankles weren’t pleasant. Not to mention a leaky umbrella. ~_~;; My biggest worries were A) I’d get struck by lightning and B) I’d get floated away . . . luckily neither happened!
On my way, I passed by the bowling alley/rec centre area. That area’s prone to flooding. I remember several years ago, it was pretty bad . . . but I think today’s takes the cake! Here are the pictures to prove it!
And this happened on the first day of Chuseok — Korean version of Mid-Autumn Festival. Talk about good luck, eh?