Updated on 6 August 2019
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.
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.
The second possible track moves northward over Japan's Ryukyu Islands before reaching China, then South Korea, and mainland Japan over the weekend.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding in already saturated areas
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
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
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