JIC RECOVERY RELEASE NO. 4 - TTYPHOON MANGKHUT UPDATE: Guam in COR4 ; community urged to stay out of the water until hazardous conditions subside

JIC RECOVERY RELEASE NO. 4 - TTYPHOON MANGKHUT UPDATE: Guam in COR4 ; community urged to stay out of the water until hazardous conditions subside

As of 12 p.m., Governor Eddie Baza Calvo along with Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, have returned Guam and the military bases, respectively, in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4. Typhoon Mangkhut has passed north of Rota over the evening, leaving the Marianas. Damaging winds are no longer a threat to the Marianas.
Government of Guam
Government of Guam agencies are still doing assessments and have done so through the duration of the storm. We expect the island to return to normalcy as the day progresses. Although Guam has received the all-clear, we encourage residents to practice caution while on the roads.
Military Bases
For base installations, while access will resume, personnel and families should expect services and facilities to be extremely limited. We ask for patience and request that you remain up-to-date with the Joint Region Marianas, Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam Facebook pages for further information.

For Naval Base Guam:

All gates to U.S. Naval Base Guam installations will reopen at noon, Sept. 11.
- All MWR facilities, CDC, NEX, Commissary, Visitor Control Center, and DoDEA schools will remain       closed on Sept. 11. 
- Mission essential personnel have already been recalled. In order to enable faster recovery efforts, only these personnel have been recalled. If you are unsure of your work status, contact your immediate supervisor before reporting to the base.
- Normal operations on Naval Base Guam are expected to resume Sept. 12. Employees are to report to their place of work during their normal work hours on Sept. 12.

For Andersen Air Force Base:

-Only two gates on Andersen Air Force Base will be open, Sept. 11.
-The other gates will remain closed until mission essential status is lifted.
- The Commissary, Exchange, Shoppette, and the Andersen Health Clinic will remain closed on Sept. 11.
- Dining Facilities (DFAC) will be open.

The Guam National Guard Readiness Center gate in Barrigada is open. The GUNG Shoppette and gas station will open in about an hour.
Hazardous Seas Expected
The community is advised to stay out of the waters until hazardous conditions subside. The National Weather Service has the following advisories in effect.

small craft advisory and high surf advisory remain in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan coastal waters.
All Government of Guam agencies are expected to remain closed for the remainder of the day, with only emergency essential personnel returning to work to make assessments to the agencies. Contact your Department head. All Guam Department of Education schools remain closed.
Multi-Agency Coordination
At COR 4, the Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center move towards deactivation.
Recovery efforts continue with multi-agency coordination, with task forces coming together to address mass care and sheltering, debris removal, and solid waste.
Emergency management stakeholders from the Government of Guam, military, federal, private, and non-profit organizations will continue to work on recovery efforts from the impact of Typhoon Mangkhut.
For more information contact the Joint Information Center at 478-0208.


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