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GHS/OCD advises island residents to prepare

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam Homeland Security/ Office of Civil Defense advises island residents to start making preparations for the possibility of severe weather.  Guam and Rota are currently under a Typhoon Watch. This means typhoon conditions including destructive winds of 75 MPH or more are possible within the next 48 hours.

Tropical Storm 11W is located 244 miles East-Southeast of Guam. It is moving West-Northwest at 8 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds are 50 miles per hour. 

 Island residents are asked to prepare which includes:

Picking up loose items around your house and securing them.

Make sure you have your emergency kits readily available.

Water/canned food

Flashlights, batteries

Medication

Gas your vehicles, generators

First aid kits

Typhoon shutters are optional

According to GHS/OCD heavy showers are expected to move across Guam bringing five to eight (5-8) inches or more of rain to parts of the island during passing. This may result in isolated incidents of flooding to roads, small streams and other low-lying areas. There is a flash flood watch and a high sea surf warning in effect.   

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