Updated on 30 September 2019
Taiwan expected to experience the most intense effects of Mitag Monday night into early
Tuesday morning as the periphery of the storm makes landfall this morning and will
continue on its northeast track with the northern part of Taiwan bearing the brunt of the
The Central Weather Bureau says that it will maintain its mid-level typhoon strength until
it has past Taiwan and continues its track northward.
Updated on 28 September 2019
Tropical Storm Mitag is currently tracking west to northwest across the Philippine Sea over
the weekend and expected to pick up strength, possibly becoming a typhoon by Saturday
night. As of right now, Mitag is expected to reach Category 3 levels as it continues to move
The southern Ryukyu Islands should expect to be impacted early next week. Taiwan and
Okinawa can expect effects from the storm’s outer bands – gusty rains could cause localized
flooding and power outages.
Current projections have the storm taking a curve northeast which would take it near or
just west of Kyushu, possibly tracking between South Korea and Japan Wednesday into
Wednesday evening. Heavy rainfall and possible flooding, mudslides and damaging winds a
risk across Kyushu, Shikoku and western Honshu. Southern and eastern parts of South
Korea will be at highest risk for flash flooding and damaging winds.
NOTE: Level of this storm’s impacts will be determined by exact track and intensity and
may change over next couple days.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides or 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 and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip
Check with airline for possible flight delay or cancellation
Enroll in a Safe Traveler program for updates from your country’s embassy
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