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Japan Weather Alert

Updated on 9 October 2019

The Situation:

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.

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 a Safe traveler Program for notifications from your preferred embassy

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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