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Typhoon Mitag Update

Updated on 1 October 2019

The Situation:

Typhoon Mitag is currently projected to make landfall around midnight Wednesday on the

southwest coast of South Korea, which is earlier than previously projected. Heavy rains

from the storm to affect northern area of Kyushu and Shikoku regions as well as western

Honshu increasing the risk for flash flooding and mudslides. The storm should weaken as it

moves over the Sea of Japan on Thursday.

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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