Tropical Storm Bualoi Nearly a Typhoon

Tropical Storm Bualoi Nearly a Typhoon

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor Tropical Storm Bualoi.

As of 2 pm., Bualoi was located 11.8 degrees north latitude and 150.8 degrees east longitude, about 425 miles east east-southeast of Guam.  Tropical Storm Bualoi continues to move west north-west at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Bualoi is forecast to continue to intensify, possibly becoming a typhoon on Monday.
typhoon warning is now in effect, Tinian, and Saipan, meaning typhoon conditions, including destructive winds of 74 mph or more, are possible, as soon as Monday night.
typhoon watch remains in effect for Rota, meaning damaging winds of more than 39 mph are possible, as soon as Monday night.
tropical storm watch remains in effect for Guam, meaning tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more, are possible, as soon as Monday night.
To prepare for any scenario, residents and visitors are advised to take basic precautionary actions now: 
  • Stay up to date with the latest information. The storm track or intensity may change and advisories may be issued. 
  • Locate or prepare your emergency preparedness kits for your household; stock up on non-perishable food items and water for your household, flashlights, first-aid kits, batteries, matches or lighters, portable stove, toiletries, etc. Visit for more information on what to include in your supplies list.  
  • Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag. 
  • Clear loose debris around your yard and store any items that may become airborne with heavy winds.
  • Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action; clear drainage areas and unblock clogged storm drains in your area to minimize the chance of flooding.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to heed any additional advisories in the coming days.
Stay up to date with the latest advisory information:  
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Acting Public Information Officer, Jaimie H. Cruz at (671) 688-0438 or via email at


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