Kobe and Hamamatsu matches may be Affected by Typhoon Trami On Sunday

  0 Jeremy Brahm | September 29th, 2018 | Asian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News

After the final matches of the day in each of the host cities for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, the Japanese Volleyball Association put out an announcement on their website in Japanese.

Courtesy Japanese Volleyball Association

The statement talked about the matches to be played on Sunday, September 30th.

“As Typhoon 24 (Trami) is approaching Japan, all matches at present at each host site are expected to go on as scheduled. However for the matches in Kobe and Hamamatsu, tickets will be refunded if you cannot visit due to trains being stopped, etc. on account of the Typhoon. (author emphasis in bold). Please keep your purchased tickets because they are required in order to receive your refund. However, the methods of refund have not be decided at this time, and the Japanese Volleyball Association will announce that when it is decided. Matches played in Yokohama and Sapporo will not be refunded.

A rapid weather change is expected on the evening of the 30th at the end of the matches. Please be aware of weather and disaster information when coming to the matches. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued patronage.”
Author’s translation (with some help from translate.google.com)

Japan’s Metrological Agency warning page as of 11:41 AM JST on Sunday, September 30th (7:41 PM PDT on Saturday, September 29th) had the following warnings and advisories. Kobe is under a warning, while Hamamatsu is under an advisory.

From the NHK picture the winds will likely come late on Sunday night.

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