Guam is in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1. At COR 1, the community is advised to remain indoors.
As of 1 p.m., Typhoon Mawar was located 11.4 degrees north latitude and 146.7 degrees east longitude, 190 miles southeast of Guam and 260 miles south-southeast of Saipan. It is moving north at 8 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) is currently accepting pregnant mothers who are thirty-six (36) weeks or more and all high-risk pregnant mothers who are twenty-four (24) weeks or more into their pregnancy to the hospital.
Upon arrival, pregnant mothers should check in at the Patient Registration Dept. on the 1st floor. Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital for the duration of the storm until it is determined to be safe for them to return to their homes at COR 4.
All pregnant mothers are asked to have a complete meal before they check into the hospital this evening. Pregnant mothers are asked to please bring their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens.
All pregnant mothers who need to come to GMH are asked to bring the following for their comfort and convenience:
- ID and insurance cards
- Meals will be provided but mothers are encouraged to bring additional drinking water and snacks that do not require refrigeration or heating
- Any necessary medications
- Mothers asked to bring in their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens so they are comfortable
- Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, lotions, etc.)
- Change of clothing
- Entertainment (i.e. games, cards, movies, headphones, books, etc.) to help pass the time For hospital safety, the following RESTRICTIONS will be in place for all pregnant mothers:
- No escorts, support persons, children, or pets (with the exception of service animals) will be allowed to accompany pregnant mothers
- No smoking/vaping, alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons will be permitted
For the Community's safety:
Visiting hours are now suspended until further notice, with the exception of approved watchers. All Elective Outpatient Surgeries and appointments at the GMHA Specialty Clinics are now cancelled and will be rescheduled upon return to COR 4. All Family Viewings are suspended until the declaration of COR 4.
Fresenius Dialysis Centers
Fresenius Dialysis Centers will be closed on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in anticipation of Typhoon Mawar. Patients will be contacted regarding changes to their scheduled appointments.
Emergency Rental Assistance deadline extended
The Department of Administration’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program advises applicants that are submitting supporting documents due this week (May 22-26) will have an automatic three (3) business day extension from the date COR4 is declared. ERA customer service will reopen as soon as regular business hours are resumed. For further inquiries, applicants may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ERA Program launched March 3, 2021 to assist households unable to pay rent and utilities due to COVID-19 and expanded services to include broader rental and utility assistance and promote housing stability throughout the island.
Only Service Animals Allowed at Emergency Shelters
Pets are not allowed at emergency shelters at this time. Families are advised to make plans for their pets to stay with a loved one, family member, or friend. At this time, only service animals are allowed at the emergency shelters.
Due to inclement weather as a result of Typhoon Mawar, United Airlines announced that most of the afternoon flights scheduled for May 23 and all flights for May 24, 2023, have been tentatively canceled. United has issued a travel waiver for all Guam, Saipan, and Micronesia flights scheduled between May 22 and 24.
Visitor industry update
The United City Ticket Office in Guam will be closed tomorrow on May 24. United customers who are scheduled to depart on May 23 and May 24 are encouraged to check united.com or the United app for the most current flight information or to reschedule their flights as a result of Typhoon Mawar. Customers can contact United Reservations at 1-800-864-8331 for assistance.
The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Guam (GIAA) continues to remain open. Travelers are encouraged to check directly with their respective airlines for any change in flight status or go to https://www.guamairport.com/passenger/flights/flight-schedule. Visitors that speak Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese and have been impacted by Typhoon Mawar are also encouraged to call the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Visitor Concierge Program hotline at (671) 588-3030.
DoD Installation Emergency Contact Information:
For all Emergency Medical Services: Dial 911
Andersen Air Force Base
Command Post: (671) 366-2981
Fire Dispatch: (671) 366-5284
Security Forces: (671) 366- 2910
Naval Base Guam
Regional Dispatch Center:
(671) 333-2092 and dial "6"
Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz
Emergency Operations Center
Primary: (671) 355-5334
Secondary: (671) 727-1835
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
JRM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam
For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/10 or the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600.