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Southeast Asia Weather Alert

Updated on 5 September 2019

The Situation:

Typhoon Lingling is tracking north toward Japan’s southern Ryukyu Islands, which are

expected to see heavy rains and gusty winds starting Thursday. Taiwan escaped a direct

hit, but is still getting intermittent rains from the edges of the storm.

Lingling will continue to track northward taking direct aim at South Korea, expected to

make landfall sometime Saturday.

The storm may significantly impact air travel in the area from now through the weekend.

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 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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