Two storm systems are currently affecting East Asia and, once again, bringing large amounts of rainfall to areas that have already been dealing with heavy rainfall and flooding.
Tropical Storm Jangmi brought torrential rains to already saturated South Korea late Monday and is now headed toward western Japan before moving north northeast through the Sea of Japan and brushing southeastern Russia and western Hokkaido before dissipating.
Tropical Storm Mekkhala formed west of the Philippines over the weekend and turned into a Tropical Storm by Monday morning. China’s eastern Fujian Province activated a level-III emergency response, the third-highest, while Mekkhala continues to approach Fujian. It is expected to bring heavy rains and strong gales to the coastal province. Taiwan is expecting thunderstorms, heavy rains, and winds, affecting the southern and southwestern regions, and possibly central Taiwan.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides and flooding
Dangerous river levels
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights
Power outages in homes and places of work
Mitigating Measures to Apply:
Monitor local news and weather media for updates
Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier and airport
Avoid traveling through flooded areas
Keep extra bottled water in lodging
Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip
Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport
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