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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Japan (July 10, 2023)
July 10, 2023

Location: Japan, in particular, Fukuoka prefecture

Japanese authorities have issued the highest warning level to Nakagawa city (Fukuoka) urging its 3,600 residents to evacuate due to the possibility of landslides and floods.

Karatsu city (Saga) has issued a flooding warning (on a severity scale of 4 out of 5) to all of its residents.

A special heavy rain warning has been issued for the Fukuoka and Oita prefectures, and others may be impacted. Landslide warning have also been issued to Yamaguchi, Saga, and Oita. 

The Sanyo Shinkansen has suspended operations between Hakata and Kokura since 6:11 am.

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