Raining on My Seoul, Part 2

If I’ve learned nothing else since coming to Korea, I’ve learned this: when it rains, it pours. Rainy season began about a month ago, and it only seems to be picking up steam as it goes. Yesterday, my facebook blew up with videos of massive flooding throughout Seoul.

Like this:

Yesterday was particularly bad; the record downpours directly lead to the deaths of over 60 people.

Thankfully, I was safe and sound at The Village, albeit very wet. After the last really bad day of rain, a few of us teachers ordered rain boots. Naturally, they arrived on one of the few sunny days in the last month. Regardless, when the rain started coming down yesterday, I was prepared(ish).

During the worst of it the ordinarily well-maintained stairs, sidewalks, and plazas became waterfalls, rivers, and lakes, respectively. While my feet remained high (or low) and dry in my boots, my umbrella and poncho failed to keep the rest of my body even remotely dry.

It doesn’t appear to be getting better anytime soon: rain is being predicted on 9 of the following 10 days. In the meantime, enjoy some photos of our flooded campus:

All photos used courtesy of Lorelei Scanlan

From left to right: David, Juan, Anthony, and Michael

 

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