Location: Okinawa Prefecture
Typhoon Maysak is expected to bring extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to areas of Okinawa Prefecture beginning early Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
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.
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.
The Japan Meteorological Service’s typhoon tracking information may be found in English at this webpage. Information is also available from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center online here.
For further information about security in Japan:
- 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.
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Consular services at the U.S. Consulate General in Naha may be affected. Please check our website for updates.
U.S. Consulate Naha
2-1-1 Toyama, Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2104
Serving Americans in Okinawa and the Amami Oshima Island group
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
American Citizen Services
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420
After Hours: 03-3224-5000
The U.S. Embassy serves Americans in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.
Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).