Prompt evacuation can save lives.
Orderly evacuation was credited with saving many lives in September 2004, when Typhoon 18 destroyed much of the town of Sanyo-cho in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Unlike an earthquake, which comes without warning, a typhoon or other storm can be predicted hours in advance. Please pay close attention to official warnings and evacuation advisories in your area.
Up-to-the-minute typhoon information is available in English on the Japan MEteorological Agency's website.