North Korea is on high alert nowadays amid the arrival of a powerful typhoon Lingling which earlier battered the coastal areas of South Korea. Leader Kim Jong-un has called an emergency meeting to tackle the situation and to avoid from the damages.
The powerful Typhoon Lingling left three people dead and thousands of homes without power when it made landfall in South Korea. Now the fears have risen that the storm can destroy the crops in North Korea which is already affected by severe food shortages.
According to media reports, Mr. Kim scolded the government officials over their negligence and lack of action. He called them helpless against Lingling and said that they have no idea of its seriousness. The focus point of Pyongyang is the protection of the crops, dams and other reservoirs. Rescue teams are evacuating residents of flood-prone areas and watchmen are monitoring the situations at bridges and buildings.
Lingling is now moving towards the north with winds speed of 140 km/h. United Nations reported at the start of this year that 10 million North Koreans urgently required food assistance. The worst drought in 37 years hit the country which further prompted crop damage. 2017s drought also ravaged the production of staple crops.
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