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Weather Alert-Typhoon Hagupit & Tropical Storm Sinlaku

The Situation:

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.

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Sinlaku Aug. 1. Sinlaku has formed near Hainan Island and appears to have a large circulation. Image Courtesy: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides and flooding

  • Dangerous river levels

  • Strong winds

  • Downed trees which may hinder 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 departing for the airport

Affected Auditors:

Auditors traveling to/from/through East Asia from 2-7 August 2020.

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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