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East Asia Weather Alert

Updated on 6 August 2019

The Situation:

Tropical Storm Lekima is expected to strengthen significantly as it stays out over water this

week bringing rains to Taiwan Wednesday. It is forecast to hit typhoon status by

Wednesday night and continue to strengthen Thursday into Friday, possibly reaching

Category 2 levels.

There are two possible tracks.

  1. The first tracks show Lekima heading across or just north of Taiwan before turning into eastern China then eventually hitting South Korea and Japan by next week.

  2. The second possible track moves northward over Japan's Ryukyu Islands before reaching China, then South Korea, and mainland Japan over the weekend.

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 and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Check with airline for possible flight delay or cancellation

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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