The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast

The 2011 Seoul Landslide and Other Natural Disasters

August 20, 2020 ZenKimchi Episode 22
The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast
The 2011 Seoul Landslide and Other Natural Disasters
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The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast
The 2011 Seoul Landslide and Other Natural Disasters
Aug 20, 2020 Episode 22
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In July 2011, a landslide was triggered by heavy rains on a mountain on the southern side of Seoul. It crashed through apartment buildings and resulted in deaths and destruction. Your host, Joe, was caught in that. Here’s his story.

Video of the Umyeonsan Landslides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNkBC1a28o0

My video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENHPJ2Ctcgg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZTjXtuNcM

EBS broadcasting building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFa7paBnbLs

This is a video done by EBS about how it hit their studios, where I was broadcasting at the time. The studio where they taped the popular children’s show Ppoong-Ppoong-i looked like the set of Lord of the RIngs. 

The military and police and others worked hard to make the building usable for the most basic of broadcasting. They set up temporary generators outside the building. Cleared trees from the inside of the building.  

The video shows them clearing walking space in the mud and making one radio booth usable. We did shows from there for a month with no air conditioning, trekking in and out through the mud paths in the hallways.

Old blog post with my photos.

https://zenkimchi.com/news-media/breaking-news-landslide-hits-ebs-studios/

The rains leading up to the landslides. Video of what it really was like on the ground level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW_Iwm5P9O0

In-depth piece about the landslides with animated graphics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sirod_CobcA

Drainage reinforcement in the aftermath of the Umyeonsan Landslides

https://blog.naver.com/bsnking/221289861027

Tornadoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5MTu5XT-1Y

https://www.reddit.com/r/CatastrophicFailure/comments/b1owlg/tornado_wiped_whole_factory_out_in_dangjin_south/

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Music by Soraksan

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Show Notes

In July 2011, a landslide was triggered by heavy rains on a mountain on the southern side of Seoul. It crashed through apartment buildings and resulted in deaths and destruction. Your host, Joe, was caught in that. Here’s his story.

Video of the Umyeonsan Landslides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNkBC1a28o0

My video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENHPJ2Ctcgg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZTjXtuNcM

EBS broadcasting building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFa7paBnbLs

This is a video done by EBS about how it hit their studios, where I was broadcasting at the time. The studio where they taped the popular children’s show Ppoong-Ppoong-i looked like the set of Lord of the RIngs. 

The military and police and others worked hard to make the building usable for the most basic of broadcasting. They set up temporary generators outside the building. Cleared trees from the inside of the building.  

The video shows them clearing walking space in the mud and making one radio booth usable. We did shows from there for a month with no air conditioning, trekking in and out through the mud paths in the hallways.

Old blog post with my photos.

https://zenkimchi.com/news-media/breaking-news-landslide-hits-ebs-studios/

The rains leading up to the landslides. Video of what it really was like on the ground level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW_Iwm5P9O0

In-depth piece about the landslides with animated graphics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sirod_CobcA

Drainage reinforcement in the aftermath of the Umyeonsan Landslides

https://blog.naver.com/bsnking/221289861027

Tornadoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5MTu5XT-1Y

https://www.reddit.com/r/CatastrophicFailure/comments/b1owlg/tornado_wiped_whole_factory_out_in_dangjin_south/

Join our Patreon to get more stuff

https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul

Music by Soraksan

Top tier Patrons

Angel Earl

Joel Bonomini

Jamie Staley

Shaaron Cullen

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22510065)