The following information is a translation of an original Japanese text.
Note 1: Alert Level 5 is rarely issued due to a number of reasons, such as municipal authorities being unable to accurately grasp the severity of a disaster.
Note 2: Evacuation Recommendations will no longer be issued. Instead, Evacuation Instructions will be issued.
Note 3: An Alert Level 3 indicates that everyone living in the evacuating area should prepare to evacuate if the Alert Level is raised. People who may have difficulty evacuating quickly or who feel that they are already in danger should proceed to evacuate themselves.
Going outside during torrential rains is dangerous, even in a car. If you have no choice but to spend the night in your car, take great care to check your surroundings, etc., to make sure you are not caught in a flood.