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Tropical Storm Warning: Typhoon 14, Chanthu (As of September 17)

Tropical storm Chanthu is presently on a path headed towards the Hiroshima area. Currently, the storm is predicted to hit the city late at night on the 17th of September. For this reason, strong winds and heavy rain are predicted for the 17th and 18th. In case of disaster, please take the following precautions:

1.  In the event of a power outage, be sure to have flashlights and battery-operated radios ready. Portable chargers for smartphones are also recommended.

2.  Due to potential damage caused by strong winds, it is highly recommended to secure outside objects, such as flowerpots and poles for drying laundry, or bring them inside to prevent further damage.

3.  Locating your nearest evacuation shelter   


Hiroshima City`s Disaster Prevention Portal
 
http://www.bousai.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/

(Available in: English, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Japanese)


Hiroshima City Emergency Evacuation Guide 
https://www.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/saigaiinfo/138186.html

(Available in: English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Japanese)



The following sites also provided information in a variety of languages:


The Japan Meteorological Agency
(15 languages)
Multilingual Information on Disaster Mitigation (Japan Meteorological Agency) https://www.data.jma.go.jp/multi/index.html?lang=en


NHK
  (20 languages)
Multilingual EMERGENCY Updates     https://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld-blog/