Tropical Storm Mitag a threat for Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

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

storm.


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


The Situation:

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

over water.


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.



Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides or 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 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




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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