JIC Release No. 13 - Mangkhut is now a typhoon: Shelters to open at 6 p.m.

JIC Release No. 13 - Mangkhut is now a typhoon: Shelters to open at 6 p.m.

Mangkhut is now a typhoon. Guam and other islands of the Marianas were placed in a typhoon warning. 

People are urged to use today to prepare for the typhoon.

If you are not sure if your home can withstand typhoon winds, please make use of the shelters, which will be opened at 6 p.m. today. Rules along with the list of shelters will be sent out again. 

A Typhoon Warning is now in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan and adjacent coastal waters in the Mariana Islands.

Typhoon conditions, including destructive winds of 74 mph or more, are expected as early as Monday afternoon. Preparations should be completed as soon as possible.

At 1 p.m. the center of Typhoon Mangkhut was located near Latitude 15.1 degrees north and Longitude 154 degrees east. Typhoon Mangkhut is moving west at 23 mph. This motion is expected to continue through Tuesday, taking Mangkhut through the Mariana Islands Monday night. 

Typhoon force winds extend outward from the center up to 30 miles. Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center p to 130 miles to the north and up to 75 miles to the south. 

The Department of Public Health and Social Services, Division of Senior Citizens, would like to announce that clients who are receiving Home-Delivered Meals will be receiving a warm meal today and three days of dry goods for Monday (Sept. 10), Tuesday (Sept. 11), & Wednesday (Sept. 12).

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office are continuing to monitor the storm. With the storm changing speeds and with changes in the path, Guamanians are asked to continue preparing as though a Category 4 Typhoon will impact our island. 

  • Category 4 Typhoon is referred to as a “Very Strong Typhoon” with maximum sustained winds of 130-156 and peak gusts of 165-198 mph.


How Can I Stay Up to Date with the Joint Information Center?
The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information during emergencies. The following is a list of radio partners, where you can get updated information about Tropical Storm Mangkhut:
o KSTO 95.5 FM
o 102.9 KISH FM
o Isla 630 AM
o K57 AM
o I94 FM
o Power 98 FM
o Hit Radio 100 
o Cool FM
o The BOSS 104.3
o Star 101.1
o 101.9 KTKB 
o 105.1  KAT FM
o 99.5 The Shark
o KHMG 88.1 FM
TV and Newspaper partners include:
• KUAM: kuam.com
• Pacific News Center: pacificnewscenter.com
• Guam Daily Post: postguam.com
• Pacific Daily News: guampdn.com
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 GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019 until 9 a.m. today, when alternate numbers will be provided.



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