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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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JIC Release No. 8 - Price Gouging Statement

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo has declared Guam in Condition of Readiness 2 and the island continues preparation for Typhoon Yutu. 

With this declaration, the Office of the Attorney General of Guam urges residents to watch for price inflation on goods and services purchased for the impending storm. 

The price of items such as non-perishable food items, water, gasoline, batteries, propane and lumber must stay at its fixed price now that we are in COR2. It must stay at its fixed price for three days after Guam returns to normal weather conditions - COR4. 

JIC Release No. 5 - Emergency Shelters to Open at 2 p.m.; Residents Urged to Prepare

The Guam Department of Education will open eight (8) primary emergency shelters at 2 p.m. today, October 24, 2018. Residents who need emergency shelter are urged to be at the shelters closest to their homes as early as 2 p.m., before damaging winds arrive, which is expected around 6 p.m. today.

 

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, will place Guam and the respective military bases in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 at noon today.

 

JIC Release No. 4 - Typhoon Yutu Intensified Overnight; Use this Morning to Prepare

The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Typhoon Yutu as it continues to intensify and head toward the Marianas. Guam is in Condition of Readiness (COR) 3 at this time but expected to move to COR 2 at noon today.

 

As of 4 a.m., Yutu was located 12.6 degrees north latitude and 148.9 degrees east longitude, about 285 miles east-southeast of Guam and 275 miles southeast of Saipan. Yutu is moving west-northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds now at 105 mph.

 

What’s Open and Closed

JIC Release No. 2 - Tropical Storm Conditions Possible for Guam; Yutu Now a Typhoon

The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Yutu. As of 1 p.m., Yutu was located 11.8 degrees north latitude, 151.2 degrees east longitude, about 450 miles east-southeast of Guam and 435 miles east-southeast of Saipan. Guam remains in Condition of Readiness 3 at this time.

Yutu is moving west-northwest at 14 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The current track will bring Yutu near or north of Saipan by early Thursday morning, as a 125 mph Category 3 typhoon.

Tropical Storm Continues Toward the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Yutu. As of 7 p.m., Yutu was located 10.1 degrees north latitude, 154.5 degrees east longitude, about 700 miles east-southeast of Guam and 685 miles east-southeast of Saipan, moving northwest with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It is expected to maintain this general course over the next few days.

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