Tropical Storm Nepartak is expected to bring high winds, dangerous storm tides, and heavy rainfall to northeastern Japan beginning July 27, 2021. Based on the current trajectory, Nepartak is expected to make landfall near Kesennuma, Japan – in northern Honshu (approximately 188 miles northeast of Narita International Airport). If Nepartak stays on the present heading, it will come ashore at approximately 3:00 AM Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
A maximum wind speed of 72 to 86 kilometers per hour (45 to 53 MPH) and maximum gusts of 90 to 126 kilometers per hour (56 to 78 MPH) are expected with rough seas starting on Tuesday.
If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone areas, prepare by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, medications, and vital documents. Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies. U.S. citizens throughout Japan should pay careful attention to trusted local media and follow the instructions of local authorities in preparing for these storms.
If moving to a shelter, please ensure that you continue to follow instructions regarding social distancing and other mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If relocating due to Tropical Storm Nepartak, the U.S. Embassy encourages you to contact friends and family in the United States to let them know you are safe.
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.
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
Telephone: 03-3224-5000, After-Hours: 03-3224-5000
U.S. Consulate General Sapporo
State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747