Japan and South Korea weather alert

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Updated on 20 September 2019


The Situation:

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.


Possible Effects:

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

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • 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.



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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