Updated on 8 August 2019
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
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding in already saturated areas
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
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.
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