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NWS Advisories in Effect; Strong Rip Currents will be Life-Threatening

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisories in effect for the Marianas: 

A high surf advisory and high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Friday night. Along east facing reefs, surf will be hazardous at 8 to 11 feet today. Along south facing reefs, surf will be hazardous at 7 to 9 feet. Avoid venturing near reefs and beaches, especially those facing east and south. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents will be life threatening. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not try to swim directly against a rip current.

JIC Release No. 9 - Man-Yi Weather and Shelter update

Typhoon Man-Yi continues its west-northwest track at 31 mph. It is expected to make its closest point of approach 250 miles south-southwest of Guam at 9 a.m.  Because of its distance, Guam remains in a tropical storm warning.

JIC Release No. 4 - GMH Making Preparations for Expectant Mothers

In anticipation of Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 this evening, the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) is preparing to accept expectant mothers at 9 p.m. this evening.  GMH is following their plans and procedures to open its doors at 9 p.m. to pregnant women who are at least 36 weeks pregnant, and to all high-risk pregnant women who are six months or more into their pregnancy.

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