Two storm systems are currently affecting East Asia and bringing large amounts of rainfall to an area already been dealing with severe flooding, particularly in southern and central China.
Typhoon Hagupit has caused China’s National Meteorological Agency to post a blue alert Sunday as the storm is expected to make landfall on China’s southern coast Monday afternoon into the evening before weakening and tracking north and east towards the Korean peninsula. Taiwan issued a sea warning for its northeastern sea area, but otherwise is not seeing direct impact from this storm system.
The second storm system is Tropical Storm Sinlaku, which has affected the Philippines and tracked west to northern Vietnam and the southern China coast to include Hong Kong.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides and flooding
Dangerous river levels
Downed trees which may hinder rescue/recovery efforts
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 departing for the airport
Auditors traveling to/from/through East Asia from 2-7 August 2020.
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