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Japan Weather Alert

Updated on 3 October 2019

The Situation:

Typhoon Mitag has been downgraded to an extratropical cyclone, but is still delivering

torrential rains across Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued widespread

alerts for heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and high winds. Increased alerts in Hyogo, Kyoto

and Tokushima prefectures for flooding and landslides. Rains to continue through Friday

across central and northern Japan.

Possible Effects:

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

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled or 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 the airline for possible flight delays or cancellations

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program for updates from your country’s embassy

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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