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“The government will be seeking to provide the emergency aid supplies that we already decided as swiftly as possible,” the president’s office said.

The United States, whose relations with North Korea are deeply strained by Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, said Friday it will give $100,000 to buy blankets, shelter materials, water and other items for victims of the floods.

South Korea’s weather agency said more rain is forecast for flood-ravaged areas in the North through this weekend.