Updated on 9 October 2019
Hagibis became the third Super Typhoon of the season last weekend when it jumped from a
Tropical Depression with 30 mph winds on Saturday to a Super Typhoon packing 150 mph
winds in only 48 hours, peaking out at 160 mph.
The Super Typhoon is expected to weaken as it continues on a track towards Japan, but it
still projected to be a strong Category 3 storm by the time it makes landfall Saturday.
Eastern Shikoku through central and eastern Honshu are at the greatest risk according to
current projections. Shifts in track over the next couple days could change that.
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 a Safe traveler Program for notifications from your preferred embassy
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