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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo, July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020

Location: Central and Southern Japan

Event: Heavy rain continues in prefectures throughout central and southern Japan. Expect sustained rainfall, flooding, and possible landslides, often occurring without warning. U.S. citizens should carefully monitor their local conditions, as well as the Japan Meteorological Agency’s (JMA) updated landslide risks and weather warnings.

The JMA has issued level five emergency warnings for areas of Gifu and Nagano prefectures, citing a strong risk of landslide. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to follow local officials’ guidance regarding evacuation or shelter in place requests.

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