Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for MITAG-19
in China, Japan, Japan, Korea, Republic of

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone MITAG-19 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000609
Name MITAG-19
From - To 27 Sep - 03 Oct
Exposed countries China, Japan, Japan, Korea, Republic of
Exposed population 2 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 185 km/h, Category 3
Maximum storm surge 2.4 m (01 Oct 15:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (China)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 185 km/h 2.4 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS 173 km/h 1.9 m 391 mm 0.5
ECMWF 140 km/h 1.5 m 416 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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South Korea - Tropical Cyclone MITAG update (ECHO 07 Oct 2019)Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:59

  • The number of deaths has risen following Tropical Cyclone MITAG's passage on 2-3 October in South Korea.
  • As of 7 October, media report 13 fatalities, 2 missing people, and 11 injured. Gyeongbuk and Gangwon provinces (eastern South Korea) are the most affected areas. Approximately 1,400 people are sheltering in evacuation camps.
  • Rain is forecast across South Korea on 7 October.
Japan, South Korea - Extra-Tropical Cyclone MITAG update (ECHO 04 Oct 2019)Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:09

  • MITAG passed the southern Korean Peninsula, entering the Sea of Japan as an extra-tropical cyclone. On 4 October at 6.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 65 km east of Yamagata Prefecture (north-western Honshu, Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.
  • According to media reports, 10 people died and 4 are still missing across southern South Korea.
  • MITAG will continue east-northeast over northern Honshu, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.
  • Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued several red warnings for storms, high waves and heavy rain for the west coast of central Honshu.
South Korea, Japan - Tropical Cyclone MITAG update (ECHO 03 Oct 2019)Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:08

  • Tropical Cyclone MITAG made landfall close to Jindo City (south-western South Korea) on 2 October at 12.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (Tropical Storm) and continued moving inland over southern South Korea. On 3 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located over the Sea of Japan approximately 40 km east of the coast of Gangwon Province, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.
  • According to media, six people have died, and four were injured across South Jeolla Province. More than 1,500 people were preventively evacuated, around 100 houses were damaged, approximately 45,000 customers were reported without power, and some 300 flights were canceled in South Jeolla and North Gyeongsang Provinces.
  • MITAG is forecast to continue moving east-northeast over the Sea of Japan as a Tropical Storm and it is expected to reach the western coast of northern Honshu (Japan) on 4 October in the morning (UTC), with maximum sustained winds of 75-85 km/h.
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over eastern South Korea on 3-4 October as well as over northwestern Honshu (Japan) on 4-5 October.
East Asia - Tropical Cyclone MITAG update (ECHO 02 Oct 2019)Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:03

  • Tropical Cyclone MITAG is moving north-east over the East China Sea towards South Korea. On 2 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 221 km east-northeast of Shangai (China) and 250 km south-west of Jeju Island (South Korea), with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h (tropical storm).
  • MITAG is forecast to continue north-east and to make landfall on 2 October over the south-western coast of South Korea. It will bring heavy rain and strong winds up to 93 km/h.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over southern South Korea, the Shangai area and the eastern Provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu (China). The Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) has issued a typhoon warning for the south-west coast of South Korea and Jeju Island. A heavy rain warning is in effect across south-east South Korea.
East Asia - Tropical Cyclone MITAG update (ECHO 01 Oct 2019)Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:07

  • Tropical Cyclone MITAG continued north, entering the East China Sea towards the Shangai area. On 1 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 300 km south of Ningbo City (Zhejiang Province, China) and 400 km south of Shangai, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h.
  • According to media reports, 12 people have been injured in north-east Taiwan, while 23,000 people were evacuated in Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces (eastern China).
  • MITAG is forecast to pass very close to Ningbo and Shangai in the afternoon (UTC), with maximum sustained winds up to 120 km/h before possibly approaching southern South Korea and Jeju Island on 2 October, with maximum sustained winds up to 90 km/h (tropical storm).
  • Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over northern Taiwan, eastern Zhejiang Province, the Shangai area as well as over southern South Korea from 1- 3 October.
East Asia - Tropical Cyclone MITAG (ECHO 30 Sep 2019)Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:08

  • Tropical Cyclone MITAG continued north-west over the Phillipine Sea towards Taiwan. On 30 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 335 km south-east of Yilan City (north-eastern Taiwan), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.
  • MITAG is forecast to make landfall over Yilan area and pass close to Taipei on 30 September in the afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h. It is expected to continue northward over the East China Sea before approaching the coastal area of Zhejiang Province (China) on 1 October, with maximum sustained winds up to 130 km/h.
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over the Batanes and Babuyan Islands region (Philippines) as well as over Taiwan, northern Fujian Province and eastern Zhejiang Province on 30 September - 2 October.
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Damage from Mitag grows after typhoon brings heavy rain to KoreaMon, 07 Oct 2019 04:44:00 +0200.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korea remains on alert for damage stemming from Typhoon Mitag, which exited the peninsula Thursday morning after battering the country in heavy downpour, takin lives, flooding homes and roads and damagi
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Feed aggregatorSat, 05 Oct 2019 05:08:00 +0200.

Tropical Cyclone MITAG made landfall close to Jindo City (south-western South Korea) on 2 October at 12.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (Tropical Storm) and continued moving inland over southern South Korea. On 3 October at
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South Korea: Typhoon kills 11, rescue efforts underwayFri, 04 Oct 2019 18:51:00 +0200.

The death toll from the Typhoon Mitag has risen to 11 after it struck South Korea late Wednesday, the safety officials confirmed on Friday. At least three others are still missing after the typhoon swept across the country late Wednesday in
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (56), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),