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03 Jul 2020 | 07:53 AM UTC

Japan: Heavy rain forecast along Pacific coast through July 4

Japan News Alert

Japan Meteorological Agency forecasts heavy rain along Pacific coast through July 4; expect disruptions to travel and maintain heightened vigilance

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Japan

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Event

The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of heavy rain and possible landslides, swollen rivers, and flooding forecast to affect Japan's Pacific coast through Saturday, July 4. Areas likely to be affected include the Kanto-Koshin, Tokai, Kansai, Shikoku, and Kyushu regions. Officials are urging residents to stay vigilant for flooding in low-lying areas and to watch out for overflowing rivers, strong gusts of wind, and lightning strikes.

Disruptions to travel and utilities are to be anticipated in the coming days as a result of the adverse weather.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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