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Japan Weather Alert

Updated on 7 September 2019

The Situation:

Typhoon Faxai has winds at Category 1 and is expected to strengthen slightly as it moves

northwest toward Japan. With its current track it is expected to make landfall late this

weekend into next week. It is also maintaining a compact form and is expected to continue

to do so, which means less land impacted overall at landfall. The coast of Honshu, to include

Tokyo, is in range of where the storm is expected to hit.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding in already saturated areas

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged

  • Check with airline for possible flight delays or cancellations

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or the embassy alert system of your choice

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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