North Korea is warning more rainstorms are expected after recent flooding killed nearly 90 people and left tens of thousands homeless.
State media says heavy rains are expected in most parts of the country over the next two days, with downpours set to deluge the west coast and the northern province of Jagang.
More than 200 millimetres are forecast in some areas.
The warning comes a day after North Korea revealed floods which began on July 18 killed 88 people, injured more than 130, and left almost 63,000 people homeless.
State-run KCNA says more than 30,000 hectares of farmland have been 'washed away', with roads and factories destroyed.
After decades of deforestation the impoverished North is particularly vulnerable to flooding.
Dozens were killed or injured by a storm and torrential rains in June and July last year, which left thousands homeless and large areas of farmland flooded.
With rugged terrain and outmoded agricultural practices, the communist state faces serious difficulties in feeding its 24 million people. Hundreds of thousands died during a famine in the mid to late 1990s.
Following a visit to the country, UN agencies estimated last November that three million people would need food aid in 2012.
The United States reached a deal in February this year to offer the North much-needed food in return for a freeze on nuclear and missile tests.
But the plan was scrapped after Pyongyang's failed rocket launch in April, seen by the US and its allies as an attempted ballistic missile test banned under UN resolutions.
© ABC 2012
17:01 EST Sydney's offshore Sea Surface Temperatures (SST's) have remained above 21 degrees for the last four days.