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Weather Alert – Okinawa Prefecture and Greater Kyushu Area
September 2, 2022

Location: Okinawa Prefecture and Greater Kyushu Area

Typhoon Hinnamnor (台風11号) continues to track towards Okinawa Prefecture and the greater Kyushu area. Japan’s weather officials warn that the storm may hit Japan’s southwestern islands with strong rains and heavy winds then turn northward and pass Japan’s western coast.

Officials warn of powerful gusts, high waves, mudslides, and flooding in low-lying areas. Heavy rains are expected to begin late Wednesday and continue through next week.

Actions to Take:

U.S. citizens in Okinawa Prefecture and the Kyushu area are encouraged to monitor local news media and follow guidance of prefectural government officials. Updates from the Japan Meteorological Agency and the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center can be found online.

If evacuating, evacuees are encouraged to adhere to COVID-19 mitigation advice.

Consulate General Naha Operations:

U.S. Consulate General Naha will reduce staffing on Friday, September 2, 2022. During this time, consular operations (including visa interviews, passport interviews, and Consular Report of Birth Abroad application acceptance) will be suspended. U.S. citizens requiring emergency consular assistance can call 098-876-4211.


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