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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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JIC Release No. 40 - GOVGUAM TO REMAIN CLOSED TOMORROW AS RECOVER EFFORTS BEGIN


The Government of Guam will remain closed tomorrow, to include Guam Department of Education schools and agency offices. 

Winds are expected to subside tomorrow morning but at that point, recovery work, including road safety assessments will be made. We ask that all residents remain indoors until the all clear is given. 

WEATHER UPDATE 

JIC Release No. 39 - Damaging Winds through early Tuesday Morning; Flood Statement Issued for Guam

Typhoon Mangkhut continues its forecasted track toward Rota. Damaging winds are expected on Guam to last through early Tuesday morning.
 
Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to bring tropical storm force conditions even after the closest approach to Guam.
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office advise the following winds are still expected for Guam:
 
·         Damaging winds of 39 mph or more to last from late afternoon Monday through early Tuesday morning.

JIC Release No. 37 - Typhoon Mangkhut Update: Current Weather Conditions

Parts of Guam are starting to feel some gusts from Typhoon Mangkhut. 
 
“I was just at some of the shelters and I’m glad to see so many people taking advantage of the safety provided,” Governor Calvo stated. “I want to thank the Department of Education personnel, the men and women of the Guam Fire Department, Guam Police Department and everyone who has a hand in making the shelters available and for being here for the community.” 
 

JIC Release No. 34 - Okkodo HS and Upi ES Update as of 0930

Due to the need to house additional persons, especially in the northern area, plans are underway to open the Okkodo High School (OHS) and Upi Elementary School (UES) as emergency shelters by 9 a.m. today. 
 
Okkodo High School has the capacity to hold 700 people. Upi Elementary can hold up to 300 people. To meet the needs of our community, the Guam Department of Education, working through the Emergency Operations Center, began coordinating with the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Mayors Council of Guam. 
 

JIC Release No. 32 - MEDICAL SERVICES UPDATE; All elective services suspended until COR4

The Guam Memorial Hospital Authority opened its doors to shelter women at least 36 weeks pregnant, or who are 6 months into a high-risk pregnancy as early as Condition of Readiness (COR) 2.

The Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) has suspended all visiting hours and cancelled all outpatient elective surgeries until further notice. All expectant mothers currently at GRMC will remain in the hospital for the duration of Typhoon Mangkhut, until it is determined to be safe for them to return to their homes. For more information, contact (671) 687-5572 or (671) 486-4246.

JIC Release No. 31 - Weather Update: Guam remains in COR1; Winds Expected to Pick Up Throughout the Day

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Typhoon Mangkhut as it strengthens and moves westward.
 
Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1.
 
As of 5 a.m., Mangkhut is located near 14.7 degrees north latitude and 149.1degrees east longitude, about 305 miles east-northeast of Guam, and 225 miles east of Saipan. Maximum sustained winds are 90 gusting 110 mph. 
 

JIC Release No. 30 - Guam in COR 1

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo places Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1. COR1 means destructive winds are possible within the next 12 hours.

As of 1 a.m., Typhoon Mangkhut was located 15.0 degrees north latitude and 149.9 degrees east longitude. It is currently 360 miles east-northeast of Guam and 280 miles east of Saipan moving toward the west.

Mangkhut has a current intensity of 85 mph sustained winds. On its current track, it is forecasted to make its closest point of approach (CPA) to Guam around 8 p.m. on Monday.

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