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Japan's Transportation Interrupted by Typhoon Nanmadol

September 19, 2022 • 11:03 am CDT
U.S. Embassy
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Widespread evacuation orders were issued in parts of Japan as Typhoon Nanmadol came ashore in southern Kagoshima prefecture yesterday and continued to progress north with winds reaching 90 mph.

This typhoon is forecast to bring between 8 and 12 inches of rain to the main island of Honshu.

Japan-based broadcaster NHK reported on September 18, 2022 ... be especially aware of swollen rivers and the potential for flooding and landslides.

Furthermore, travel service in Japan has been interpreted in some areas.

Japan Airlines issued an update on September 19, 2022 (local time), warning of irregular operations due to Typhoon Nanmadol: Niigata, Komatsu, Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya Chubu, Osaka Itami, Osaka Kansai, Nanki-Shirahama, Tajima, Okayama, Izumo, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi ube, Tokushima, Takamatsu, Kochi, Matsuyama.

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo previously issued a notice saying, 'U.S. citizens in Okinawa Prefecture and the Kyushu area are encouraged to monitor local news media immediately and follow the guidance of prefectural government officials.'

The U.S. CDC has not issued an updated Travel Alert for Japan regarding the typhoon.

However, the CDC says, 'Check your vaccines and medicines list and speak with a healthcare provider at least a month before your trip.'

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