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Weather Alert - East Asia

Typhoon Maysak is currently over the South China Sea and expected to strengthen as it continues its northern track. Expected to affect Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa Monday into Tuesday before heading for South Korea. The storm is projected to make landfall on South Korea early Tuesday morning with sustained winds around 115 mph (equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane) before affecting the entire peninsula. The Korean peninsula has been experiencing one of its worst monsoon seasons on record and was just hit by Typhoon Bavi last week. The remnants will then move over eastern China.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides and flooding

  • Dangerous river levels

  • Gusty winds

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

· Check with the supplier to ensure they are open and operating

  • 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

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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