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Japan and South KoreA Weather Alert

Updated on 4 August 2019

The Situation:

Tropical Storm Francisco is currently tracking to hit southern Japan late Monday afternoon

into Tuesday. It will continue on to affect South Korea by Tuesday night.

A second storm is developing behind Francisco: Tropical Depression Lekima is expected to

intensify as it moves over warm waters this week and tracks towards mainland Japan on

Friday into the weekend. The chance of it affecting South Korea depending on track it takes

as it develops this week.

Possible Effects:

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

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled and/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 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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