JIC Release No. 7 - Tropical Storm Man-Yi Continues to Move Rapidly West-Northwest; Hazardous Seas Build

JIC Release No. 7 - Tropical Storm Man-Yi Continues to Move Rapidly West-Northwest; Hazardous Seas Build

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor Tropical Storm Man-Yi. 
Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 with island military installations remaining in COR 3.
As of 4 a.m., Tropical Storm Man-Yi was located 9.9 degrees north latitude and 143.5 degrees east longitude, about 260 miles south-southwest of Guam. Man-Yi is moving west-northwest at 28 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center up to 165 miles northeast and up to 100 miles elsewhere.
By speeding up slightly and tracking south of the island, Tropical Storm Man-Yi has put more distance between itself and Guam. The closest point of approach to Guam is expected to be on or around 10 a.m. this morning, placing the storm approximately 225 miles southwest of the island.
East tropical storm force winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph are what the island can expect to see throughout the day for Guam. These conditions will remain after the storm has made it closest point of approach to the island, and while it moves away from Guam, while still intensifying. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected through tonight.
Those planning outdoor activities for Thanksgiving are advised to make plans to move indoors if weather conditions worsen and stay up to date with the latest information, especially through the morning. Stay out of the waters as seas are dangerous.
Seas and winds are building to hazardous levels in the Marianas. Seas have been increasing for Guam this morning and could reach 14 feet or higher by this morning depending on how close Man-Yi passes to the Marianas. Damaging winds of 39 to 49 mph are expected. Mariners are cautioned to make sure boats are securely moored.
An airport wind advisory is in effect for the Guam International Airport until 8 p.m. this evening. Winds will increase to between 29 to 34 mph with frequent gusts to 49 mph by noon.
Emergency Shelters Remain Open:
Those whose homes are not made to withstand damaging winds of 39 mph or more are advised to seek shelter before 9 a.m. today. As of this morning, there are 25 people total in shelters.
•           Astumbo Elementary School: 24 people
•           B.P. Carbullido Elementary School: no person
•           Harry S. Truman Elementary School: 1 person
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 or the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.


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