December 07, 2023

North Korea’s east coast hit with damaging typhoon and floods, state TV shows

KCTV once again aired real-time overnight updates on the storm’s impact and warnings issued around the country

North Korea’s southeast coast endured strong winds and flooding from Typhoon Maysak — known as “Typhoon No. 9” in the DPRK — in the early hours of Sept. 3, state television reported in real-time overnight. The typhoon was also expected to hit the northeast coast around noon on Thursday.

The DPRK’s Korean Central Television (KCTV) began airing updates using on-the-ground reporters along the east coast on the evening of Sept. 2, with around 15 centimeters (6 inches) of rain already accumulating in the city of Wonsan just after midnight.