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12 Sep 2019 | 02:54 AM UTC

Japan: Ongoing power outages in Chiba prefecture September 12-14 /update 6

Japan News Alert

Officials announce power outages to continue in Chiba prefecture from September 12-14; associated transportation and business disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Chiba prefecture

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Event

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced that as of 19:00 (local time) on Wednesday, September 11, approximately 406,800 households in Chiba prefecture did not have power. TEPCO said that they expect to restore the power supply to Chiba City and its surroundings on Thursday, September 12, and to Narita City and Kisarazu City from Friday, September 13, onwards. They have also deployed power supply trucks to the affected areas. Some rail operators are still reporting disruptions to their services, including the East Japan Railway Company. Water supply is gradually recovering after 84,000 households were without water on Tuesday, September 10, according to local media outlets. Officials and the military have dispatched water tanker trucks to the affected areas.

Transportation disruptions and power and water outages are expected in the affected areas in the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate power outages and transportation and business disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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