Updated on 20 September 2019
Tropical Storm Tapah became a tropical storm on Thursday and the slow-moving storm
will continue to stay well east of Taiwan as it begins to track north towards western Japan
and southern and eastern South Korea. The greatest risks coming from flooding
downpours. Tapah is expected to strengthen over the weekend and damaging winds will
become more of a threat.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding in already saturated areas
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
Cancelled, delayed or rerouted 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 enroll in your preferred embassy alert system.
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