Hong KonG TYPHOON ALERT

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

31 July 2019


Situation:

  • Typhoon Wipha passing about 186 miles west of Hong Kong is still bringing a significant amount of rain and gusty winds and prompting a tropical cyclone signal 8, which is expected to remain in effect for the rest of the day Wednesday.

  • Schools closed, offices closed early, just under 600 flights have been canceled and ferry services have been suspended as the storm passes.

  • Northern Hainan Island and Leizhou Peninsula of China are expected to take the first landfall of the storm Wednesday night into Thursday am.

  • Second landfall possible in Guangxi province and northern Vietnam.

  • Heavy rains are biggest concern, risks of flashing flooding and mudslides.



Possible Effects:

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

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Transportation delays

  • Cancelled flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work


Mitigation Steps:

  • Monitor local media to track potentially dangerous weather and flood alerts

  • Make sure that electronics are fully charged in the event of power outages

  • Never drive through flooded areas

  • Avoid flooded areas altogether

  • Keep a supply of bottled water in the event that water supplies are compromised



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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