JIC Release No. 13 - Guam in COR 4; Stay Out of the Water; GSWA Update; GFD Fuel Container Waiver Rescinded


JIC Release No. 13 - Guam in COR 4; Stay Out of the Water; GSWA Update; GFD Fuel Container Waiver Rescinded

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Adm. Gregory Huffman declared Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4 at 10 a.m. today, October 11, 2023. Government of Guam operations resume at 10 a.m. 

Governor Leon Guerrero conducted an assessment at first daylight. All major thoroughfares were clear of any major debris and accessible. The community is reminded to conduct assessments around their homes in a safe manner. 

Joint Region Marianas (JRM), Naval Base Guam (NBG), Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz (MCBCB) conducted assessments and declared the All Clear. For all military base personnel, please report to work when it is safe for you to do so. For base patrons, please continue to visit the JRM Facebook page as well as each of the individual military installation social media pages for all of the latest information about the return to steady state and the availability of services. 

As of 7 a.m., Typhoon Bolaven was located 16.4 degrees north latitude and 144.3 degrees east longitude, about 205 miles north of Guam, moving north-northwest at 10 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. 

The typhoon watch and tropical storm warning has been canceled for Guam as of 8 a.m. today. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are no longer expected for Guam. Typhoon Bolaven passed between Rota and Tinian, staying just north of Rota, with a closest point of approach to Rota and Tinian of around 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday.


Stay Out of the Water

Everyone should remain out of the water due to life-threatening surf conditions. Hazardous to dangerous sea and surf conditions are still expected. High risk of rip currents is in effect. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Residents and visitors of Guam and the CNMI are advised to remain out of the water. Residents and visitors are also advised against venturing along trails close to the water or shoreline, as high surf can knock a person down and sweep them off beaches and rocks. These waves can be deadly, even for the most experienced swimmers. 


GDOE School Update

Guam Department of Education (GDOE) classes, to include after school sports activities and the ASPIRE program, will remain closed for the day. Additional information regarding classes resuming and make-up days will be issued at a later time. GDOE employees should report to work by 12 p.m. today.


Shelter Update

GDOE opened six (6) emergency shelters for the duration of the storm. 

The government of Guam, village Mayors, American Red Cross, and the Office of Homelessness of Poverty and Prevention, are working to identify individual assistance needs as the shelters close. 


As of 9:30 a.m.:

Emergency Shelter

Current Numbers

Max Capacity

% Capacity

AsTumbo Elementary School




Machanaonao Elementary School




Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School




Upi Elementary School 




George Washington High School




Talo’fo’fo Elementary School









GSWA Resumes Services at 10AM

The Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) will resume trash collection services and reopen its facilities at 10 a.m. today. The following change in schedule is being implemented for this week only:


Revised Collection Schedule:

  • Tuesday Customers: Trash collection services will be provided today, Wednesday, October 11, 2023, beginning at 10:00am.

  • Wednesday Customers: Trash collection services are rescheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023.

  • Thursday Customers: Trash collection services are rescheduled for Friday, October 13, 2023.

  • Recycle Collection for Tuesday and Thursday Routes: The recycle collection for these routes will be completed on Saturday, October 14, 2023. 


Customers are asked to place their trash carts curbside before 10:00am to ensure trash is collected. Additionally, all GSWA facilities, including Customer Service centers, Residential Transfer Stations, Layon Landfill, and Hauler Only Transfer Stations, will also resume normal business hours. 

For more information, visit gswa.guam.gov or contact customer service at 671- 646-3111 or email customerservice@gswa.guam.gov.  


GFD Fuel Container Waiver Rescinded

As of 10am the Fuel Permit Waiver has been rescinded. Normal policies and procedures are effective immediately.


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This will be the final statement from the Joint Information Center unless additional information is warranted. 

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