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Heavy Rain Emergency Warning in Kyushu Prefectures (August 14, 2021)
August 14, 2021

Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a heavy rain emergency warning for Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Saga prefectures on Saturday, August 14. The agency says the region will experience heavy rainfall and possible flooding through the weekend (August 14-15). Transportation, including trains and highways, is experiencing delays and closures.

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.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency weather emergency tracking information may be found in English online here.

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.


U.S. Consulate Fukuoka
2-5-26 Ohori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052
Tel: 092-751-9331
Fax: 092-725-3772

U.S. Embassy Tokyo
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420
Tel: 03-3224-5000
Fax: 03-3224-5856

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