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Storm slows, closest point of approach now 10am

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Immediately after a weather briefing held this evening with the National Weather Service, the worst conditions from the tropical storm approaching the Marianas are expected tomorrow morning. Damaging winds of 39 miles per hour are now expected to blow through at around 3 o'clock in the morning with damaging winds of about 58 miles per hour now expected at 10am.  

Winds at the center are around 40 with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. The NWS expects around 4-6" of rain during the passage of the tropical storm. The storm will also bring strong rip currents, and flooding in low-lying coastal areas. You are urged to please stay out of the water. The tropical storm is moving west at northwest at 14 miles per hour.

Damage could include debris from dead tree limbs, damage to substandard homes, few secondary power lines down, damage to most signs/canopies. Island residents are highly urged to be prepared.


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