The government of Guam is expected to go into Condition of Readiness 2 for Tropical Storm Man-Yi this evening. Residents who need emergency shelter are encouraged to seek safe harbor at the shelter closest to their homes this evening, before damaging winds arrive, which is expected around 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, are working together to determine if a change of Condition of Readiness is warranted for Guam and the respective military bases.
The following emergency shelters will be made available when COR 2 is announced:
Note – emergency shelters will NOT be open until COR 2 is announced and a designated open time is coordinated. Do not attempt to go to any emergency shelter now. Please wait until official information is provided.
- Astumbo Elementary School
- B.P. Carbullido Elementary School
- Harry S. Truman Elementary School
WHAT YOU SHOULD TAKE TO THE SHELTER
- Seven days’ worth of food and water for all members of your family
- Personal hygiene products
- Seven days’ worth of supplies for infants and toddlers, including diapers and formula
- Valid Photo ID
- Important documents including birth certificates, passports and medical immunization cards
- 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.
TRANSPORTATIONOnce COR 2 is announced, residents seeking shelter who do not have reliable transportation, or have a disability and need a ride to a designated storm shelter, can contact their village Mayor’s Office for information on transportation. Residents will need to go to their respective Mayor’s Office, where coordination will be provided to Department of Public Works for bus transportation to the shelters. The respective contact information is listed below:
Paul M. McDonald, Mayor
Kevin Susuico, Mayor
Frankie A. Salas, Mayor
June U. Blas, Mayor
Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor
477-0450 Community Center
Melissa B. Savares, Mayor
John A. Cruz, Mayor
Doris F. Lujan, Mayor
Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor
Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor
Rudy A. Paco, Mayor
Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor
Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor
Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor
Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor
Louise C. Rivera, Mayor
Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor
Rudy M. Matanane, Mayor
Jesse M. Blas, Mayor
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.