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JIC Release No. 22 - Guam in COR 4, All Clear

Guam in COR 4, All Clear

Hagåtña, Guam – Acting Governor Joshua F. Tenorio and Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, deputy commander, Joint Region Marianas, have placed Guam and the respective military bases in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4 as of 1 p.m. COR 4 means damaging winds are no longer expected for the Marianas.

The worst conditions from Super Typhoon Wutip persisted from Saturday night into Sunday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 40-45 mph, with gusts up to 70 mph.

“I want to personally commend all the hardworking people who collaborated and worked together to ensure our safety during this storm, including the National Weather Service, Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense, Department of Public Works, all our Public Safety officials, Guam Waterworks Authority, Guam Power Authority, our island mayors and their staff, the Guam Department of Education, and all our GovGuam agencies, and, of course, our military and federal partners,” said Acting Governor Tenorio. “I also want to thank the people of Guam for heeding our warnings in preparing for this storm.”

“Our work is not done. We will continue to conduct damage assessments in the coming days. In the meantime, I strongly advise our residents and visitors to stay out of the waters until all advisories are cleared. I know we all had a long weekend but I’m grateful that we were spared from Super Typhoon Wutip’s strongest winds and I’m extremely proud of the work everyone put into ensuring our safety,” Acting Governor Tenorio added.

Hazardous Seas Remain
The community is advised to stay out of the waters until hazardous conditions subside.

Dangerous surf of 16 to 20 feet today will remain dangerous through tonight at 10 to 15 feet.

Government of Guam

GovGuam will resume normal operations tomorrow, February 25, 2019. At COR 4, Guam Department of Education (GDOE) administrators and staff will begin conducting damage assessments to verify whether all schools will open Monday morning. An announcement regarding the GDOE school schedule will be made later this afternoon.


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Utilities

The Guam Power Authority (GPA) worked throughout the storm and did not cease response operations unless it was unsafe.

Line crews continue to work in the following areas:
  • Machanao, UR Market location
  • Famha, Ordot
  • Matsumiya and Fandango area of Pagat

Customers can report hazards that need to be addressed or a power outage by calling GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch Desk at (671) 475-1472/3/4, or via direct message on GPA’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com.

Military Bases

Naval Base Guam:

MWR, Commissary, and NEX facilities (with the exception of the Marina) will open at noon today, Feb. 24. The Marina and beaches on NBG will remain closed until further notice.

The NBG Chapel will hold Catholic mass at 4 p.m. today. There will be no other services at the Chapel.

Stay tuned to NBG Facebook for updates.

Andersen Air Force Base:

Commissary and BX (Exchange) are open normal hours today, Feb. 24.

Gecko Grill and Lanes will also be open at noon today.

All religious services are cancelled today.

U.S. Naval Hospital Guam:

Main Clinic closed today, Feb. 24. Emergency services are still available.

AAFES Gas Express and Shoppette as well as the gates of the Guam National Guard Readiness Center in Barrigada will open to the public at 2 hours after COR4 is declared.

Emergency Shelters Closed

The five emergency shelters; Astumbo Elementary School, Machananao Elementary School, George Washington High School, Harry S. Truman Elementary School, and Inarajan Middle School are now closed.

Multi-Agency Coordination

 

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was was able to provide multi-agency response and coordination between GovGuam, military, federal, private, and non-profit organizations before, during and after Wutip’s passage. The EOC along with all responders will continue to work to return the island to normalcy.

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208.
 

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