Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Typhoon Jebi

U.S. Embassy Tokyo                                                                          September 3, 2018

Alert: Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon No. 21)
Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon Number 21) is expected to make landfall near Tokushima and Wakayama prefectures the afternoon of Tuesday, September 4, as a Category 3 storm with highest sustained winds at 110-130 mph and pass over the Kansai region including Osaka and Kyoto.  Jebi is then anticipated to continue north along Honshu and arrive in the Hokkaido region on September 5.  In conjunction with this storm, the Japan Meteorological Agency may issue a High Wave and Thunderstorm advisory for the affected areas.  Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur.

Temporary Closure of U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe.

Please note that the U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, due to Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon Number 21), which is forecast to hit the Kansai region around 12:00 p.m. that day.

The Japan Meteorological Service’s Typhoon tracking information may be found in English at this webpage:  http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/.  

Information about Jebi is also available from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html.

Note that the current Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) for U.S. military installations on Okinawa may be found at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/

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. 

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