Severe Tropical Storm Mitga is forecast to make landfall through southeastern parts of South Korea from Tuesday, October 1, through Wednesday, October 2. The storm is expected to strengthen to a typhoon before hitting the Korean Peninsula, bringing heavy rain, violent winds, and strong storm surge to the region. Flooding, landslides, power outages, and transportation disruptions (including flight delays and cancelations) are also anticipated. As of the morning (local time) of Sunday, September 29, Mitga at approximately 18.0°N 127.5°E (map here) and is moving west-northwest at 18 kph (11 mph).
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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