JIC Release No. 5 - Emergency Shelters to Open at 2 p.m.; Residents Urged to Prepare

JIC Release No. 5 - Emergency Shelters to Open at 2 p.m.; Residents Urged to Prepare

The Guam Department of Education will open eight (8) primary emergency shelters at 2 p.m. today, October 24, 2018. Residents who need emergency shelter are urged to be at the shelters closest to their homes as early as 2 p.m., before damaging winds arrive, which is expected around 6 p.m. today.

 

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, will place Guam and the respective military bases in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 at noon today.

 

“I urge all residents to take stock of their homes and prepare,” Governor Calvo stated. “While we are expecting tropical storm conditions, the storm can shift and bring stronger winds and more rain than we currently expect.”

 

“Those with homes that may not be able to withstand tropical storm winds or stronger are urged to please secure their homes as much as possible and then prepare their families to stay at a shelter until the storm passes,” Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio said.

 

In preparation of Typhoon Yutu, the following emergency shelters are made available:

 

North

·         Astumbo Elementary School

·         Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School

·         Upi Elementary School

·         Machananao Elementary School

Central

·         George Washington High School

South

·         Harry S. Truman Elementary School

·         Merizo Martyrs Memorial School

·         Talofofo Elementary

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO THE SHELTER? 

1. Seven days’ worth of food and water for all members of your family 

2. Bedding 

3. Personal hygiene products 

4. Medication 

5. Seven days of supplies for infants and toddlers, including diapers and formula 

6. Valid Photo ID 

7. Important documents including birth certificates, passports and medical immunization cards 

 

SHELTER RULES 

            •           Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated

            •           Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayor's Office

            •           Need 7 day supply of food, water & prescriptions, with infants & toddlers need 7 day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food

            •           Need bedding, toiletries, toilet tissue, and personal hygiene products

            •           Must complete registration. Bring a form of I.D.

            •           Must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms

            •           Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons are not allowed in the shelter or on the shelter grounds. Persons caught in possession will be asked to leave the shelter and in some cases turned over to law enforcement personnel. Persons determined to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be admitted, or readmitted to the shelter. 

            •           Public Law 21-139 dictates that there is no smoking on school premises. Smoking is not allowed in the shelter. Smoking permitted outside the campus in designated smoking areas only. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly. 

            •           Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times. 

            •           If you brought vital documents (i.e. Birth records, passports, etc.), secure them or keep them on you at all times. The Shelter is not responsible for these items if stolen. 

            •           Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left unattended. 

            •           No cooking or gas stoves

            •           For your safety DO NOT LEAVE THE SHELTER before COR 4 has been declared

            •           Only service animals are allowed at this time.

            •           Pets cannot be sheltered at this time.  For those seeking shelter for their pets, make plans for them now to stay with a loved one, friend or family member as pets will not be allowed in the emergency shelters. 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Those seeking shelter who do not have reliable transportation, or have a disability and need a ride to a designated storm shelter, are advised to contact their village Mayor’s Office for information on transportation. Residents will need to go to their respective Mayor’s Office for bus transportation to the shelters. The respective contact information is listed below:

 

AGANA HEIGHTS
Paul M. McDonald, Mayor
mayormcdonald@hotmail.com
472-6393/8285/6
472-6124
 
AGAT
Kevin Susuico, Mayor
agatmayor@yahoo.com
565-2524/31
565-4335
565-4826
 
ASAN-MAINA
Frankie A. Salas, Mayor
asanmainamayor@gmail.com
472-6581
479-2726
472-6446
 
BARRIGADA
June U. Blas, Mayor
bmomayor@teleguam.net
734-3724/25/34/36
734-3859/3737/38
734-1988
 
CHALAN PAGO-ORDOT
Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor
ocp.mayor@gmail.com
472-8302/3/7173
477-1333
477-0450 Community Center
477-7131
 
DEDEDO
Melissa B. Savares, Mayor
msavares@teleguam.net
632-5203/5019
637-9014
637-5002 (Gym)
637-1129
 
HAGATNA
John A. Cruz, Mayor
hagatnamayor@hotmail.com
477-8045
472-6379
477-6686
 
INARAJAN
Doris F. Lujan, Mayor
mayordorisfloreslujan@gmail.com
475-2509/10/11
828-2543
 
MANGILAO
Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor
Mayorallan.ungacta@yahoo.com
734-2163/5731
734-5734/35
734-4130
 
MERIZO
Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor
mayorernestc@yahoo.com
828-8312/2941
828-2429
 
MONGMONG-TOTO-MAITE
Rudy A. Paco, Mayor
Mtmmayorpaco17@gmail.com
477-6758/9090
479-6800/6801
472-6494
 
PITI
Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor
jesse.alig@pitiguam.com
472-1232/3
477-2674
 
SANTA RITA
Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor
daleealvarez@gmail.com
565-2514/4337
565-4302/04
565-3222
 
SINAJANA
Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor
guammayor@gmail.com
472-6707
477-3323
 
TALOFOFO
Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor
talofofomayor@gmail.com
789-1421/3262/4821
789-2010 (Gym)
789-5251
 
TAMUNING-TUMON
Louise C. Rivera, Mayor
mayorlcrivera.tatuha@gmail.com
646-5211/8646
647-9816/9819/20
646-5210
 
UMATAC
Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor
umatacmo@gmail.com
828-2940/8258
828-8251/2/3/4/5
828-2676
 
YIGO
Rudy M. Matanane, Mayor
yigomayorsoffice@gmail.com
653-5248/9446/9119
633-3001/2/3/5
653-3008 (Gym)
653-3434
 
YONA
Jesse M. Blas, Mayor
jmendiolablas@yahoo.com
789-4798/1525/6
789-1524 (Gym)

 

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) 478-0208/09/10 or the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.

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