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Guam in COR 1

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --

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.

Expected Winds

Although the weather seems clear, we anticipate the winds picking up through Monday. Stay vigilant. 
· Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected as early as 1 p.m. Monday
· Destructive winds of 58 mph or more are expected by early as 6 p.m. Monday
· Closest Point of Approach is expected around 8 p.m. Monday

Damaging winds will last from early Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning.

As a reminder, these are projections and the storm may slow down, speed up, move farther south or even strengthen.

Hazardous weather will remain even after the storm's closest point of approach has passed. Please remain sheltered in place until the all clear is given.

Heavy wind and rain increases the chance of hydroplaning. During COR1, the community is advised to stay indoors and off the roadways unless it is an emergency, or seeking shelter.

 

Shelter information

Northern residents seeking shelter should proceed to M.A. Ulloa Elementary, Juan M. Guerrero Elementary, or Wettengel Elementary.

Astumbo Elementary and F.B. Leon Guerrero shelters have reached maximum capacity and can NO LONGER ACCEPT RESIDENTS.

For residents seeking shelter at Astumbo Elementary School, the closest shelter is Juan M. Guerrero Elementary in Harmon across Cost-U-Less.
 
For residents seeking shelter at F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School, the closest shelter is M.A. Ulloa Elementary in Kaiser near Island Girl Power.
 
Machananao Elementary School is approaching capacity; the closest shelter is M.A. Ulloa Elementary in Kaiser near Island Girl Power or Wettengel Elementary School located across Dededo Department of Public Health and Social Services.
 
The designated storm shelters residents should proceed to are: 
 

 

Primary Northern Shelters

Capacity

Shelter Population

% Capacity

1.

M.A. Ulloa Elementary

300

261

87%

2.

Machananao Elementary

180

176

95%

3.

Juan M. Guerrero Elementary

100

7

7%

4.

Wettengel Elementary

68

18

26%

 

Primary Central Shelters

 

 

 

5.

Carbullido Elementary

180

4

2%

6.

George Washington High

700

24

3%

 

Primary Southern Shelters

 

 

 

7.

M.U. Lujan Elementary

150

41

27%

8.

Merizo Elementary

100

31

31%

9.

Inarajan Middle School

100

12

12%

10.

Talofofo Elementary

200

36

18%

11.

Harry S. Truman Elementary

100

3

3%

 

Secondary Central Shelters

 

 

 

12.

Ordot/ChalanPago Elementary

150

8

5%

 

Storm Shelter updates will be released as necessary. 
 

What to expect during COR1

Residents and visitors are advised to shelter in place, in a hardened structure, until the all clear is given.

GovGuam non-essential agencies are closed on Monday. Additionally, public schools, all catholic schools, DODEA schools, and charter schools, are closed on Monday.

 

Sirens and Emergency Alert System to be used

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) through television and radio will be used beginning at 4 a.m. announcing Guam in COR 1.

The All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) sirens, audible voice only, will be used at 7 a.m. as a secondary means of additional communication. The community can expect to hear voiced messages over the AHAWS alerting the community that Guam is in COR 1 or any additional information as needed.

How Can I Stay Up to Date with the Joint Information Center?
The Joint Information Center is the Government of Guam, military and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information during emergencies. The following is a list of radio partners, where you can get updated information about Typhoon Mangkhut:

o KSTO 95.5 FM
o 102.9 KISH FM
o Isla 630 AM
o K57 AM
o I94 FM
o Power 98 FM
o Hit Radio 100 
o Cool FM
o The BOSS 104.3
o Star 101.1
o 101.9 KTKB 
o 105.1  KAT FM
o 99.5 The Shark
o KHMG 88.1 FM
o The Point 93.3

TV and Newspaper partners include:
• KUAM: kuam.com
• Pacific News Center: pacificnewscenter.com
• Guam Daily Post: postguam.com
• Pacific Daily News: guampdn.com

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/
·           Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/
·           Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/


For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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