JIC Release No. 15 - Guam in COR 1; Remain Indoors

JIC Release No. 15 - Guam in COR 1; Remain Indoors

Guam in COR 1; Remain Indoors

Hagåtña, Guam – Acting Governor Joshua F. Tenorio has placed Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 as of 12 p.m. COR 1 means damaging winds are expected or have already arrived. The island is forecast to experience heavy flooding, especially in low-lying areas. A flash flood warning is in effect until 6:30 p.m.

As of 11 a.m., Typhoon Wutip was located near latitude 10.8N and longitude 143.6E and about 200 miles south-southwest of Guam. Wutip is moving north-northwest at a speed of 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 120 mph.

Wutip’s closest point of approach (CPA) is now expected tonight between 7 p.m to 11 p.m. Based on current predictions, damaging winds may begin to subside late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

Guam is expected to receive 6-8 inches of rain. Any northward shift of the track could bring heavier winds and rains to Guam. A flash flood warning is in effect for Guam. Residents and visitors are advised to take precautionary actions:

 
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters
 
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away
 
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground
 
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. If the water is moving, do not leave the car.
 
  • Avoid camping, parking, or hiking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
 
The community is reminded to remain indoors until COR 4 is announced, stay out of the hazardous waters and away from beaches as coastal inundation is expected.

Emergency shelters remain open

North
Astumbo Elementary School

Machanaonao Elementary
School

Central
George Washington High

School

South
Harry S. Truman Elementary

School Inarajan Middle School

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
 
For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

 
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