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29 Sep 2019 | 02:13 AM UTC

South Korea: Tropical Storm Mitga to hit southeast regions October 1-2

South Korea News Alert

Heavy rain, strong winds, and flooding possible in southeastern South Korea on October 1-2 as Severe Tropical Storm Mitga if forecast to move through the region

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION South Korea

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Event

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).

Advice

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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