Staying safe amid Typhoon Hagibis
Typhoon Hagibis is on track to make landfall in Japan on Saturday, 12 October, tracking east through Sunday, 13 October. Wide areas across eastern, western and northern Japan will be affected by strong winds as well as torrential and sustained heavy rain that bring the risk of floods and landslide. Storm surges are expected across the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, this typhoon is anticipated to be the most powerful storm of the year, so be prepared and stay safe. Remain indoors, check typhoon-related updates regularly and follow the advice of local authorities including any evacuation orders and ensure you have basic food provisions. Keep travel documents and essential medication with you in case you have to move at short notice and let family and friends in your home country know you are safe.
Follow updates on Typhoon Hagibis
- Japan Meteorological Agency: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
- NHK News: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/special/01/1919/
- Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) travel page including details of 24-hour Visitor Hotline, trains, airplanes, healthcare and navigation: https://www.japan.travel/en/news/2019-10-09-typhoon-hagibis/
- Japan Visitor Hotline: +81 (0)50-3816-2787 Available languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
- JNTO’s Japan Safe Travel Twitter: https://twitter.com/JapanSafeTravel
- Search for emergency medical care: https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html
- Staying safe in storms: https://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/book/pdf/en/03_Other_Disasters_and_Countermeasures.pdf?fbclid=IwAR34QHY3MHfA5JQUGb3WR3ddF4c_2W8L1o88-3naI_Tlg2U6IQEUaPfgWkY
Transport services may be delayed or cancelled before, during and after Typhoon Hagibis.
Only travel when absolutely necessary.
After the typhoon has passed, transport services may be affected due to damage to infrastructure.
Check with local transport providers before traveling.
Links to info on subway, train and air services:
Follow the official Rugby World Cup 2019 Fan Information Twitter account for updates
Check this page for further updates on Typhoon Hagibis and follow the official Rugby World Cup 2019 Fan Information Twitter account to keep up to date: @Japan2019_ENG