A section of a local road in Samcheok, Gangwon Province, is destroyed by heavy downpours and flooding brought on by Typhoon Haishen on Sept. 7, 2020.
President Moon Jae-in has declared five southern and eastern regions that were recently battered by powerful typhoons as special disaster zones.
Cheong Wa Dae deputy spokesperson Lim Se-eun said at a press briefing Tuesday that the move paves the way for speedy state support for the regions, including recovery costs, adding the government "expects damage to be fixed effectively."
The five areas are Samcheok City and Yangyang County in Gangwon Province, and Yeongdeok, Uljin and Ulleung counties in North Gyeongsang Province.
These areas were the worst hit when back-to-back typhoons, Maysak and Haishen, lashed parts of the peninsula earlier this month.
In August, the government designated dozens of regions as special disaster zones due to damage from floods triggered by days of heavy monsoon rains.
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