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Heavy Snow Storm Warning


A severe snow storm warning has been issued for Hokkaido. Strong winds and heavy snowfall are predicted between mid-morning on March 1st thru the 2nd. Please confirm the latest weather updates via TV, radio or internet.
Please prepare for the possibility of a sudden power outage and keep a flashlight as well as protection against the cold, such as blankets, available. After checking the state of the weather, please clear away snow to ensure you have an entrance and exit.
Please avoid being outside. When you must go outside, please pay extra attention to falling objects and try to avoid hypothermia by dressing appropriately.
The public transport system may be disrupted. Please check the website of JR Hokkaido for the latest updates (in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean) :
While driving, watch out for poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. As a precaution, always keep a shovel and extra blankets inside your car. Please be aware that there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, and even death, due to incomplete combustion if your car gets stuck in the snow.
Please check the official website of the Japan Meteorological Agency for further advisories and warnings.

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