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.
- See the State Department’s travel website for Travel Advisories 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. Consulate Fukuoka
2-5-26 Ohori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420