Travel Alerts

Japan: Typhoon Hagibis

11 October 2019 – A super typhoon is expected to make landfall in central and eastern Japan this weekend, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Airline and train services may be cancelled and the Japan Meteorological Agency have advised people take precautions to prepare for the storm.

India: Flooding

30 September 2019 – Heavy monsoon rain has caused flooding and damage to buildings in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. Roads and highways have been flooded, and residents of low-lying areas have been evacuated to higher ground.

Japan: Typhoon Faxai

11 September 2019 – Typhoon Faxai made landfall near Tokyo on 10 September, and brought strong winds and rain which caused damage to roads, buildings and powerlines. Flights, train and bus services were cancelled due to the typhoon, including bus and train routes which served Tokyo’s two international airports, but services have now resumed.

Florida, USA: Hurricane Dorian

2 September 2019 – A large storm has hit the east coast of Florida and South-eastern US causing hurricane strength winds, coastal flooding and other impacts.

Hong Kong: Protests

14 August 2019 – There have been a series of demonstrations and protests against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong, beginning early June 2019. Protestors have disrupted train services, roads, and airline services and have clashed with police.

United States of America: California Earthquake

9 July 2019 – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest south of Death Valley (southern California). There are reports of building fires and damaged roads and there are warnings significant aftershocks could occur.

Italy: Stromboli eruption

4 July 2019 – A series of volcanic eruptions on the Italian island of Stromboli have caused tourists to evacuate. The volcano began pouring out lava and volcanic rocks, and filled the sky with volcanic ash at approximately 2.45 am Thursday 4 July 2019 (NZST).

Japan: Torrential rain in Kyushu

4 July 2019 – A torrential rain warning has been issued for Western Japan, with people urged to evacuate to protect themselves against life threatening disasters.

India: Mumbai monsoon

3 July 2019 – Torrential rain is flooding streets and damaging buildings in Mumbai and nearby cities. Officials have requested people stay indoors and have closed schools and government offices.

Papua New Guinea: Mt Ulawun and Manam eruptions

2 July 2019 – Two volcanos have erupted in Papua New Guinea, destroying buildings, blocking roads, and covering nearby towns in hazardous ash. Flights have been disrupted due to the ash clouds.