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22 Oct 2019 | 12:25 PM UTC

Japan: Typhoon Bualoi to affect Ogasawara Islands October 24-26

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Typhoon Bualoi is forecast to affect the Ogasawara Islands between October 24-26; heavy rain, strong wind, storm surge, and associated disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Ogasawara Islands


Typhoon Bualoi is expected to impact the Ogasawara Islands from Friday, October 25, through Saturday, October 26. As of 15:45 (local time) on Tuesday, October 22, the storm is located at approximately 18.2°N 144.4°E (map here) with maximum wind gust speeds of 252 kph (157 mph) and tracking northwest at 20 kph (12 mph).

Associated power outages and disruptions to transportation and business services are possible in areas forecast to be affected by the typhoon.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, 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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