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East Asia Weather Alert- Update

Updated on 8 August 2019

The Situation:

Two large – and growing – typhoons in Western Pacific Ocean are due to have widespread

affects as they start making landfall today, over the weekend, and into next week.

Taiwan is bracing for heavy rains and winds as Typhoon Lekima, currently at category 4

levels, passes to the north of the island Thursday into Friday. Locations between Kaohsiung

City all the way to Shanghai, China could see up to 6 inches of rain.

Lekima’s track after hitting eastern China is currently unknown as it will begin to be

affected by a second weather system, Typhoon Krosa, this weekend into next week.

Typhoon Krosa is currently a Category 3 weather system and has the opportunity to

strengthen more as it travels over warm waters into the weekend and takes aim at Japan

the beginning of next week. Japan could also see affects from Typhoon Lekima after it

tracks up the eastern coast of China. It is currently unclear how these two storms will affect

each other.

Possible Effects:

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

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled or delayed 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

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or your preferred alert system.

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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