JIC Release No. 2 - Guam Remains in COR 3; Tropical Depression Man-Yi Expected to Pass South of Guam Thursday

JIC Release No. 2 - Guam Remains in COR 3; Tropical Depression Man-Yi Expected to Pass South of Guam Thursday

The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor what is now Tropical Depression Man-Yi, formerly known as Tropical Depression 34W, as it moves west-northwest into Chuuk State.

As of 5 a.m., Man-Yi was located 6.1 degrees north latitude, 152.6 degrees east longitude, about 105 miles south-southeast of Chuuk and 735 miles southeast of Guam. Man-Yi is moving west-northwest at 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It is expected to maintain this general course with a dramatic increase in forward speed over the next 24 hours. It will likely become a tropical storm in the next few hours and possibly a typhoon early Thursday afternoon.

tropical storm watch remains in effect for Guam and Rota. Winds will gradually increase starting tonight and eventually turn to the east Thursday. Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or more are possible by Thursday. Seas will increase and reach 10 to 12 feet by Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected through Thursday night.

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness 3 at this time.

“I know we are all preparing for a holiday with our families but we must take some time to make preparations in case the storm swings north. There is never a 100 percent certainty when it comes to storms - we know that here in Guam. It is much better that we be prepared and nothing happen, than not be prepared,” Governor Calvo said.

Residents and visitors are advised to continue preparations for the possibility of damaging winds on Thursday afternoon and evening. To prepare for any scenario:
·Stay up to date with the latest information. The storm track or intensity may change and advisories regarding dangerous seas may be issued. Changes in Conditions of Readiness may be issued.
· Locate or prepare your emergency preparedness kits for your household; stock up on non-perishable food items and water for your household, flashlights, first-aid kits, batteries, matches or lighters, portable stove, toiletries, etc. Visit https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit for more information on what to include in your supplies list. 
· Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag. 
· Clear loose debris and vegetation around your yard.
· Safely secure or take down any items that may become airborne with heavy winds such as wooden signs, canopies, tarps or trampolines, before inclement weather arrives.
· Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators now while the weather is clear.
· Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action; clear drainage areas and un-block clogged storm drains in your area now to minimize the chance of flooding.
· Avoid camping, parking, or hiking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
· Visit https://www.ready.gov/floods to learn more. 
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/
·         Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/
·         Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/
For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208 or the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.


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