Updated on 8 July 2019
Last week saw record-breaking heavy rains, some of which caused deadly mudslides in southern parts of Kyushu Island. More heavy rains expected over the last half of this week – particularly Wednesday through Thursday – across Shikoku, Kyushu and southern Honshu. Nagasaki, Kochi and Osaka may see travel disruptions and flooding.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding in already saturated areas
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
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 sign up for your country’s embassy alert system to receive warnings
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