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Halong continues intensifying

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam -According to the National Weather Service advisory issued at 2:00AM, Tropical Storm Halong is intensifying and could become a typhoon later today.

While a Typhoon Warning remains in effect for Rota a Tropical Storm Warning and Typhoon Watch is in effect for Guam. Saipan and Tinian remain under a Tropical Storm Warning.

For Guam, typhoon conditions including destructive winds of 75mph  or more are possible within 24 to 48 hours. The closest point of approach is estimated around 11:00pm.

As of 2:00am Halong was located around 120 miles E-SE of Guam. Maximum sustained winds are now up to 65mph. It is moving West-NW at 13mph. The NWS expects the storm to continue in this direction with a slight drop in forward speed during the next 24 hours.

Island residents should start taking necessary safety precautions. Emergency shelters are scheduled to open at 5:00am in the following locations:

North: Machananao Elementary, Astumbo Elementary, and Maria Ulloa Elementary Schools

Central: George Washington High School

South: Talofofo Elementary and Harry S. Truman Elementary Schools

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