Typhoon Bualoi is moving northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. It is expected to continue this northwest motion through Tuesday. On its current track, Bualoi is expected to pass through the Marianas, about 30 to 40 miles north of Saipan early Tuesday morning.
Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4 at this time. At COR 4, the government of Guam continue normal operations and schools remain open.
Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected for Tinian and Saipan but are not expected for Rota and Guam as long as Bualoi continues on its current track. On its current forecast track, the closest point of approach to Guam is between 8 p.m. through midnight Monday. Although damaging winds are not expected for Guam at this time, this could change. Any southward shift or unexpected left turn in the storm’s track could bring heavier winds and rains to Guam. Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected for Guam during its passage but this could be more if the storm moves south of current predictions.
A typhoon warning remains in effect for Tinian and Saipan, meaning damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected by this evening. If Bualoi deviates from the current forecast track, typhoon force winds of 74 mph or more may briefly be possible tonight or Tuesday morning.
A typhoon watch remains in effect for Rota. If Bualoi deviates from the current forecast track, damaging winds of 39 mph or more are possible late this evening.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Guam. If Bualoi deviates from the current forecast track, damaging winds of 39 mph or more are possible late this evening.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the islands of Pagan and Alamagan. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are possible on Tuesday.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to prepare for any scenario. Any southward shift in the storm’s track could bring stronger winds to Guam.
- Stay up to date with the latest information. The storm track or intensity may change and advisories regarding dangerous seas may be issued.
- Locate or prepare your emergency preparedness kits for your household; stock up on non-perishable food items and water for your household, flashlights, first-aid kits, batteries, matches or lighters, portable stove, toiletries, etc. Visit https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit for more information on what to include in your supplies list.
- Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag.
- Clear loose debris around your yard and store any items that may become airborne with heavy winds, such as canopies, tarps or trampolines, before inclement weather arrives.
- Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators now while the weather is clear.
- Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action; clear drainage areas and unblock clogged storm drains in your area to minimize the chance of flooding.
- Once inclement weather arrives, avoid camping, parking, or hiking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning. Visit https://www.ready.gov/floods to learn more.
Stay up to date with the latest advisory information:
- NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
- NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
- GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
- GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Acting Public Information Officer, Jaimie H. Cruz at (671) 688-0438 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.