Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo September 27, 2018
Location: Okinawa Prefecture (September 28 – 29, 2018), continuing through Kyushu, Honshu, and Hokkaido (September 29 – October 1).
Event: Typhoon Trami (Typhoon No. 24) is expected to affect areas of Okinawa Prefecture and Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture beginning early Friday, September 28 through late Saturday, September 29. The storm is then expected to track northeast, affecting large portions of Kyushu, Honshu, and Hokkaido from September 29 through October 1. According to current tracking, Typhoon Trami will impact major population centers, including Naha, Fukuoka, Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. The typhoon will bring extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding.
Any closures of Mission Japan facilities will be communicated via Twitter and the Embassy website.
Actions to Take:
• Avoid travel to affected areas until the storm has dissipated.
• All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.
• Seek secure shelter as appropriate.
• The Japan Meteorological Service’s typhoon tracking information may be found in English at this webpage: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/. Information is also available from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html.
For further information about security in Japan:
• See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories and Alerts, and Japan Country Specific Information.
• Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
• For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of either the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or one of the U.S. Consulates in Japan.
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
American Citizen Services
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420
After Hours: 03-3224-5000
The U.S. Embassy serves Americans in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.
11-5, Nishitenma 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543; Tel: 06-6315-5912, Fax: 06-6315-5914; serving Americans in Osaka, Aichi, Ehime, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Shimane, Shiga, Tokushima, Tottori, Toyama, and Wakayama prefectures.
Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6th floor, 1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001; Tel 052-581-4501, Fax: 052-581-3190; providing emergency consular services only (including death and arrest cases) for Americans living in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures.
5-26, Ohori 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052; Tel: 092-751-9331, Fax: 092-725-3772; serving Americans in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and Yamaguchi prefectures.
Kita 1-jo, Nishi 28-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0821; Tel: 011-641-1115, Fax: 011-643-1283; serving Americans in Akita, Aomori, Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.
2-1-1 Toyama, Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2104; Phone: 098-876-4211, Fax: 098-876-4243; serving Americans in Okinawa and the Amami Oshima Island group
• Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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