JIC Recovery Release No. 2 - Typhoon Continues to Move Away from the Marianas; NWS Advisories in Effect

JIC Recovery Release No. 2 - Typhoon Continues to Move Away from the Marianas; NWS Advisories in Effect

Gusty winds will continue and could reach up to 35 mph at times, especially this morning. Winds will continue to subside and conditions are expected to improve through the day.
Although the weather is clearing, we remind the community to stay off the roadways to allow for emergency personnel to assess any damages and clear the roads.
The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisories in effect:
small craft advisory in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan coastal waters, until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Southeast winds of 19 to 29 mph with gusts to 39 mph are expected. Combined seas of 10 to 12 feet are expected today before subsiding to 8 to 10 feet tonight. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions.
high surf advisory is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, unitil 6 a.m. Wednesday. Surf will be hazardous at 10 to 14 feet along west and south facing reefs of the Marianas through at least tonight. Surf will gradually diminish starting tonight but could remain above hazardous levels for a few more days.
There could a high risk of rip currents along west and south facing reefs, with localized beach erosion and possibly a foot or two of inundation along the coast. Avoid exposed reefs and beaches of the Marianas, especially those facing south asn west, until surf has subsided.
The Joint Information Center continues to urge residents and visitors to stay out of the ocean until hazardous conditions subside.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
·           NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
·           NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·           GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·           GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
·           Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/
·           Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.



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