JIC Release No. 24 - Extreme Wind Warning in Effect; Typhoon Mawar Impacts Guam


JIC Release No. 24 - Extreme Wind Warning in Effect; Typhoon Mawar Impacts Guam

Guam is in COR 1 - Remain indoors

An Extreme Wind Warning is in effect for the northeastern part of Guam until 7:45 p.m. Widespread destructive winds of 115 to 140 mph are moving over Yigo and Andersen AFB, extending southward to Dededo, as far as the Micronesia Mall. The central and southern parts of the island will continue to experience typhoon force winds but the highest wind speed will be farther north, over Andersen AFB and Ritidian. 

Officials continue to monitor Typhoon Mawar. As of 4 p.m., Mawar was located 13.6 degrees north latitude and 145.2 degrees east longitude. It is moving west-northwest at 7 mph. 

According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office Guam, Mawar is now expected to pass just north of Guam this evening as it passes through the Rota Channel between Guam and Rota. Maximum sustained winds remain at 140 mph and it is expected to maintain this intensity through Thursday. 

This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Take action now to protect your life and move immediately to an interior room in your shelter. The safest place to be during this situation is in a reinforced interior room away from windows. Remain in place through the passage of these life-threatening conditions.

Local Radio Stations Providing Updates:

The Joint Information Center will continue to use all means of communication available throughout the duration of the storm. Tune to the following local radio stations for the latest updates:
  • 95.5 FM KStereO
  • 93.3 FM The Point
  • 93.9 FM The Breeze
  • 88.1 FM KHMG
  • 97.5 FM Power 98

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) Suicide & Crisis Lifeline remains operational 24/7. The community may call or text the hotline at 988, or chat online at 988lifeline.org. 

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.



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