Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 and Government of Guam offices and schools remain closed at this time as Super Typhoon Hagibis continues to pass through the Mariana Islands. Residents and visitors are advised to remain indoors and off the roads at this time.
For the safety of the community, Guam will remain in COR 2 as emergency management officials assess major roadways for areas that may be deemed dangerous or impassable. At first light, Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Department of Public Works, Mayors’ Council of Guam, Guam Fire Department, and the Guam Police Department will conduct windshield assessments to evaluate post-storm conditions, as well as monitor the latest weather advisories, before issuing the all clear. Any change to the Condition of Readiness will be determined after 8 a.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Super Typhoon Hagibis. As of 7 a.m., Hagibis was located at 16.5 degrees north latitude and 145.0 degrees east longitude, approximately 105 miles north-northwest of Saipan and 210 miles north of Guam. Super Typhoon Hagibis is moving west-northwest at 20 mph with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph.
At around 1 a.m., the eye of Hagibis passed over Anatahan Island, about 80 miles north of Saipan. Although Super Typhoon Hagibis made its closest point of approach to the islands early this morning, heavy winds and rain are still possible as the system moves away. The community is advised to stay indoors until COR 4 is announced.
A typhoon warning remains in effect for Saipan, Tinian, Alamagan, and the Pagan Islands, meaning typhoon conditions, including destructive winds of 74 mph or more, will continue through the morning.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Guam, Rota, and Agrihan islands, meaning tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or greater are expected through this morning.
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