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NWS tracking tropical disturbance

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The National Weather Service is tracking a tropical disturbance that is developing southeast of Guam. According to a special weather statement issued Thursday morning, disturbance is about 395-miles South-Southeast of Guam and 475 miles South of Saipan. The disturbance is the subject of a tropical cyclone formation alert from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The disturbance is expected to move slowly west-northwest over the next day or so and is expected to pass between Guam and Yap. Island residents should anticipate experiencing heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms at times during the next few days. Winds with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour are possible. If you live in low lying areas or flood prone areas you are urged to be prepared for flooding. Guam Homeland Security/ Office of Civil Defense is also monitoring the disturbance and urges island residents to begin picking up small objects around their property and put them away before Friday. 

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