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Calvo urges residents: stay indoors, off roads

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo issued a statement from Civil Defense at around 8:30 Friday evening after a Tsunami Warning was declared for Guam following an earthquake in Japan that registered 8.9 on the Richter Scale.

The island's chief executive said, "The CNMI recorded a two-foot rise in water levels. We must be vigilant here in Guam. We have full activation of the island's Emergency Operations Center - we are addressing every component of this event. We are providing information as fast as we can through releases, interviews and social media. The tsunami warning was extended to 11pm by subject matter experts from federal agencies. We don't want anyone in low lying areas until the all clear has been given. Travel throughout the island should be a voided unless absolutely necessary no other vehicles will be allowed and police will be enforcing these restrictions.

"I apologize for any inconvenience we just want to make sure that you and your families are safe. I'm sure every one of you have been watching CNN or Fox news. These are unprecedented times in Japan.  The decision that I'm making I have to make because we have to be safe and we can't take chances. We cannot take chances."

The Tsunami Warning remains in effect until 11pm Friday.

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