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Guam activates Emergency Operations Center

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - As of 9am this morning, the Emergency Operations Center has been fully activated as officials continue to monitor the latest developments in Hawaii and Guam. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center estimates the time of arrival for Guam to occur at 1:11pm today.

Local officials are advising all residents in low-lying areas from Merizo to Chalan Pago to begin reviewing their evacuation routes and staging sites and to prepare their emergency supply kits.

Tsunami Evacuation Staging Sites (Merizo - Chalan Pago):

●Inarajan low-lying areas

                ○From Lada through Inarajan Pool head to Ija Subdivision

                ○From Ajayan Point through Lada head to UOG Farm

                ○Village Area head to Inarajan Elementary School

                ○Chagami and Chagamin Lagu area head to Southern Regional Public Health

●Merizo low-lying areas

                ○From Chalan Pedro Tainatongo through Chalan Quinene head to Chalan Jesus Quinene

     ○From Chalan Quinene to Chalan J. A. Cruz head to Merizo Elementary/Community Center

○From Chalan J. A. Cruz to Bile head to Fort Soledad

●Ordot/Chalan Pago low-lying areas

                ○Pago Bay head to Ordot/Chalan Pago Community Center or M. U. Lujan Elementary School in Yona

●Talofofo low-lying areas

                ○From Togcha Elementary to Beja Road head to Windward Hills Golf Course area using Route 17

                ○From Beja Road to Talofofo Bay (surf area) head to Notre Dame School using Route 4A

Residents are reminded to avoid all beaches and low-lying areas. All public beaches and beaches on military installations have been closed as and will remain closed until further notice. 

Additionally, Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard are strongly advising all recreational boaters to take immediate precautions and to avoid all waters until the all-clear has been given.

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