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Guam Homeland Security

 

SPECIAL BULLETIN: TROPICAL STORM BAVI

 


 

LATEST POST!

 

TODAY: 10:00 AM - Monday, March 16, 2015

 
Tropical Storm Bavi Update: Guam is placed in Condition of Readiness 4 (COR4)
 
 
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Release (posted on this page at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 16, 2015)    
 
 

 

TODAY: 6:10 AM - Monday, March 16, 2015

 
Tropical Storm Bavi Update: Bavi moves away from Guam; DOE schools closed
 
 
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Release (posted on this page at 6:10 AM, Monday, March 16, 2015)    
 
 
Winds and rain associated with Tropical Storm Bavi are decreasing as the storm moves away from the area. As of 5 a.m. today, Bavi was 145 miles west of Guam, moving west at 22 mph. During the late night hours, the storm sped up, moving towards the Northern Mariana Islands when it suddenly dipped south, moving closer to Guam.
 
Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan are no longer in a tropical storm warning. Teams will be assessing any damage around the island as soon as the sun rises. The teams will report to the governor who will then make a decision to move Guam under Condition of Readiness 4.
 
DOE schools are closed today. Government of Guam employees are urged to continue to monitor local media and JIC updates.

Guam Power Authority crews continue to work on restoring power throughout the island.

 
Accurate information will come through our media partners.
 
The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military, and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information about emergencies. We will release all news releases via our email list, which includes media partners, and the Governor's and Guam Homeland Security's Facebook pages. The following is a list of media partners, where you can get this accurate information about Tropical Storm Bavi as well:
 
  • Isla 630 AM
  • K57 AM
  • i94 FM
  • Power 98 FM
  • K-STEREO 95.5 KSTO FM
  • 105 the KAT
  • KISH 102.9 FM
  • KHMG 88.1 FM

 

You also can get more information on:

 

Please call the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10 for more information.

 


 

 

Yesterday: 3:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2015

 
Tropical Storm Bavi Update: Governor Calvo places Guam in Condition of Readiness 1 (COR1)
 
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Release (posted on this page at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015)    

 


 
Yesterday: 2:21 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2015
 
Tropical Storm Bavi Update: GMH to open at 2 p.m. for pregnant moms; Public Health Northern, Southern centers open
 
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Release (posted on this page at 2:21 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015)    

 

Public Health Centers

The Department of Public Health and Social Services has opened Northern and Southern Regional Community Health Centers for non-emergency cases. Residents seeking care at the Northern Health Center can walk in through the ambulatory entrance. Residents seeking care at the Southern Health Center can walk in through the District Nursing Entrance.

 

Meals for homebound senior citizens

The Department of Public Health and Social Services will be delivering dry goods for homebound senior for tomorrow’s meal service. This will ensure homebound seniors receive nutritious meals tomorrow without any service interruption.

 

Pregnant moms

The Guam Memorial Hospital will be opening its doors to pregnant women who are at least 36 weeks pregnant, and to all high-risk pregnant women who are 6 months or more into their pregnancy. Please check in at the Patient Registration Department on the first floor starting at 2 p.m. today and before the announcement of Condition of Readiness 1, which is at 3 p.m. Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital for the duration of the storm until it is determined safe for them to return to them homes.

Ladies are asked to have a meal before they check into the hospital and bring snacks. Sleepers, pillows and blankets will be provided.  All pregnant women are asked to bring the following for their comfort and convenience:


1. ID and insurance cards;
2. Drinking water and snacks that do not need refrigeration or heating;
3. Any needed medications;
4. Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, lotions, etc.);
5. Change of clothing;
6. Favorite entertainment supplies to help pass time such as reading materials, DVD movies, cards, games, etc.;
7. For safety reasons, please follow these RESTRICTIONS:
       a. No personal pillows and linens.
       b. No escorts, children or pets will be allowed to accompany the pregnant women.
 

Also, regular visiting hours and family viewings will be suspended at 3 p.m. today.  Outpatient elective surgeries are also postponed until further notice.  All essential GMH staff are asked to check in with their hospital supervisors. For more information, please contact June Perez at 483-8852.

 
 
 
The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military, and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information about emergencies. We will release all news releases via our email list, which includes media partners, and the Governor's and Guam Homeland Security's Facebook pages. The following is a list of media partners, where you can get this accurate information about Tropical Storm Bavi as well:
 
  • Isla 630 AM
  • K57 AM
  • i94 FM
  • Power 98 FM
  • K-STEREO 95.5 KSTO FM
  • 105 the KAT
  • KISH 102.9 FM
  • KHMG 88.1 FM

 

You also can get more information on:

 

Please call the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10 for more information.

 

 

 

 
Yesterday: 12:06 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2015
 
Tropical Storm Bavi Update: Condition of Readiness 1 at 3 p.m.
 
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Release (posted on this page at 12:06 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015)                    
 
 
Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo is asking his fellow Guamanians to complete their preparations and then remain indoors as Tropical Storm Bavi approaches the Marianas. The governor and Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander Joint Region Marianas, will be placing Guam in Tropical Storm Condition of Readiness 1 at 3 p.m. today.
 
A tropical storm warning is currently in effect. By this evening, Guam will experience wind strength up to 50 miles per hour due to Tropical Storm Bavi. The storm continues to move west northwest at about 16 miles per hour. The tropical storm conditions could damage wooden structures, loosely attached plywood and tin; and cause moderate damage to vegetation and trees such as banana and papaya trees.
 
 
 
Water Safety
 
Do not go into the water. Strong waves can knock down and overwhelm strong swimmers and small watercraft. Rip tides that accompany them may be life threatening. All care and caution must be exercised by anyone who will be near the ocean, boaters, surfers, fishermen, and visitors.
 
Military Bases
DODEA schools will be closed on Monday. Gates at Naval Base Guam, Naval Hospital Guam and Andersen Air Force Base will remain open for emergency purposes.
 
 
 
GMH
 
At 2 p.m., Guam Memorial Hospital will start receiving pregnant mothers who are 36 weeks pregnant, as well as all high-risk pregnant women who are six months or more in their pregnancy. Moms are asked to check in at the Patient Registration Department on the first floor. Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital until it is safe for them to return home. All pregnant women are asked to bring their identification, and to bring snacks. Visiting hours will end at 3 p.m.
 
 
 
Storm Shelters
 
Storm shelters will be opening at 2 p.m. Storm shelters include: Maria Ulloa Elementary School, Astumbo Elementary School, and Machananao Elementary School. A list of what people have to bring to schools will be sent out soon.
 
 
 
GovGuam Operations
 
GovGuam could resume normal operations tomorrow. Information will be disseminated to our media partners, please listen to media updates.
 
 
 
The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military, and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information about emergencies. We will release all news releases via our email list, which includes media partners, and the Governor's and Guam Homeland Security's Facebook pages. The following is a list of media partners, where you can get this accurate information about Tropical Storm Bavi as well:
 
  • Isla 630 AM
  • K57 AM
  • i94 FM
  • Power 98 FM
  • K-STEREO 95.5 KSTO FM
  • 105 the KAT
  • KISH 102.9 FM
  • KHMG 88.1 FM

 

You also can get more information on:

 

Please call the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10 for more information.

 
 
 

 

 
Yesterday: 7:11 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2015
 
Tropical Storm Bavi Update: Bavi erratic; GovGuam and military upgrade to COR2 as precaution
 
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Release (posted on this page at 7:11 AM, Sunday, March 15, 2015)
 
 
Tropical Storm Bavi continues to make its way to the Mariana islands. The latest forecast places the storm at latitude 13.4 degrees north, and 150.4 degrees east, this is approximately 380 miles east of Guam moving west northwest at about 17 miles per hour.
 
 
As a precaution, Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, Commander Joint Region Marianas, have placed Guam at a Condition of Readiness 2.
 
 
More information on shelters will be released later this morning. The Governor and Rear Admiral continue to encourage all Guamanians to take precautionary measures and prepare their homes and storm kits.
 
 
Accurate information will come through our media partners
 
 
The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military, and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information about emergencies. We will release all news releases via our email list, which includes media partners, and the Governor's and Guam Homeland Security's Facebook pages. The following is a list of media partners, where you can get this accurate information about Tropical Storm Bavi as well:
 
  • Isla 630 AM
  • K57 AM
  • i94 FM
  • Power 98 FM
  • K-STEREO 95.5 KSTO FM
  • 105 the KAT
  • KISH 102.9 FM
  • KHMG 88.1 FM

 

You also can get more information on:

 

Please call the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10 for more information.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
PREVIOUS POST (FROM YESTERDAY)
 
AS OF: 2:30 PM - Saturday, March 14, 2015
 
Use this time to prepare; Guam anticipated to go into COR2 tomorrow
 
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
Release (posted on this page at 2:30 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2015)
 

As the Government of Guam and the military prepare for Tropical Storm Bavi’s approach to the Marianas, the Joint Information Center highly recommends for island residents to use this time to prepare for deteriorating weather conditions.

 

Governor Calvo and Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander of Joint Region Marianas, is expecting to place the island in Tropical Storm Condition of Readiness 2 tomorrow morning. While Mother Nature could change her mind at any time, the storm’s trajectory has not changed. The government and military are expecting a severe tropical storm but also are preparing for category 1 typhoon conditions as well.

 

 

Don’t let the nice weather fool you

 

At about 11 a.m. today, Tropical Storm Bavi was positioned at latitude 11.6 north and longitude 155.6 east, placing it about 740 miles east of Guam. It’s moving west-northwest at 16 mph. The storm is expected to maintain this speed and direction tonight but could turn west tomorrow and Monday. This brings the center of Bavi to pass close to Guam late Sunday night or early Monday morning, between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. 

 

While weather conditions are nice today, please use this extra time to clear your property, put up shutters and make other storm preparations.

 

Much of the damage that hurts people, destroys cars and homes, and takes out power lines is from debris. This can be anything that’s not secured outdoors that heavy-winds can pick up and throw around. Please secure any and all of these things around your property or place it indoors.

 

 

Dangerous water conditions

 

Stay out of the water. There is a small craft advisory in effect. Seas are expected to swell to 13 feet today and reach up to 19 feet by tomorrow night. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid travel by boat in these conditions.

 

 

Public shelters

 

Should Tropical Storm COR2 be announced, the Department of Education will begin preparing designated shelters. We will advise you ahead of time when all shelters are anticipated to be open. In the meantime, the Department of Public Works is preparing its bus fleet to take residents to the shelters, in case they don’t have transportation.

 

 

Pregnant women

 

Guam Memorial Hospital will begin accepting women at least 36 weeks pregnant, and those with sensitive pregnancies tomorrow afternoon. If you feel that you need to check into GMH, it is recommended for you to call your doctor, prepare overnight bag and identification card today.

 

 

Accurate information will come through our media partners

 

The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military, and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information about emergencies. We will release all news releases via our email list, which includes media partners, and the Governor's and Guam Homeland Security's Facebook pages. The following is a list of media partners, where you can get this accurate information about Tropical Storm Bavi as well:

  • Isla 630 AM
  • K57 AM
  • i94 FM
  • Power 98 FM
  • K-STEREO 95.5 KSTO FM
  • 105 the KAT
  • KISH 102.9 FM
  • KHMG 88.1 FM

 

 

You also can get more information on:

 

• Governor Calvo Facebook: facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo

• Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense website: http://www.ghs.guam.gov
 (this website)

Guam Homeland Security Facebook page and Twitter account: GHSOCD

 

 

Please call the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10 for more information.