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East Asia Weather Alert

Updated on 16 July 2019

The Situation:

Tropical Depression Danas (called Falcon in Philippines) developed in the Philippine Sea

east of Luzon Island on Monday. Current projections expect it to remain a tropical storm

and not strengthen into a typhoon, still bringing with it high risks from gusty winds and

flooding rains. Potential impact at the time of this report is to Luzon Island Tuesday into

Wednesday before moving on to affecting most of Taiwan.

Depending on its progress over the next couple days there are two possible long-range


  1. The storm tracks near or just east of Taiwan and then northward threatening areas from eastern China to South Korea and Japan.

  2. The storm continues to track west to northwest into the South China Sea, still affecting Taiwan and the northern Philippines into Thursday then on to southeast China where the highest risk for flooding rainfall and locally damaging winds runs from late Thursday into Saturday. Locations from Hong Kong to Xiamen would be at risk for a direct hit from the land-falling tropical cyclone.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding in already saturated areas

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged

  • Check with airline for possible flight delays or cancellations

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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