Guam - Island residents should start preparing now for some rough weekend weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. This means tropical storm conditions including damaging winds of 39 miles per hour or more are possible within the next 48 hours. As of 7:00am the storm was located at around 315 miles East–Southeast of Guam. It is moving West–Northwest at 16 miles per hour. The current forecast track brings the center of the storm very near Guam around 12noon on Saturday. According to the NWS Forecast and Track and Wind Distribution Graphic winds could reach anywhere between 65–70mph as it passes by Guam. As a precaution island residents should begin securing loose items outside of their homes and
The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Guam and Rota. this means that tropical storm conditions including damaging winds of 39 milse per hour or more are possible within the next 24 hours. Likewise Governor Eddie Calvo has declared the island in Condition of Readiness 2. This means that within 24 hours we should expect winds and rains that can hurt people and damage property.
According to Guam Homeland Security/ Office of Civil Defense now that we are in COR2, island residents should do the following while there’s daylights and before winds pick up:
-Go to the pharmacy to refill prescription medication
-If you rely on electricity to power machines you need to stay alive, please make arrangements now with a relative or a neighbor who has a working generator. Stay with that person
-Pick up any objects in your yard that can move with a heavy gust of wind. Store these objects so they don’t fly away
-Put up your window shutters now
-Fill up your tonkey/55-gallon drum or plastic containers with a just-in-case water supply
-Gas your cars
The procedures are for the government of Guam to close down non-essential services when COR 2 is declared. As such, all non-essential offices of the government now are closed. Agency heads must ensure their agencies are secured and employees go home to make preparations.