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Guam not likely to take direct hit from typhoon

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Typhoon Vongfong's closest point of approach is expected to be early tomorrow morning between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. you may start experiencing increased winds and heavy rain around midnight.

Access to Naval Base Guam, Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Hospital Guam is limited to authorized personnel and emergency purposes only.

According to the National Weather Service, Guam is not likely at this time to take a direct hit from Vongdong.  At eleven we should start to experience winds of up 39 miles per hour at 2am winds of 58 miles per hour and around four in the morning winds of up to 75 miles per hour if they do occur. Maximum sustained winds according to guard could be around 75 over northern Guam.

Some of the expected damage could include lots of dead tree limbs, some large, some damage to poorly constructed roadways, a few secondary lines may go down,  roofing tin may become airborne, poorly constructed signs could be damaged, and you can expect strong rip currents, low level coastal flooding below 2 feet elevation on all exposures.

HELPFUL RESOURCES
- NOAA Tropical Cyclone information
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Satellite imagery
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Guam Homeland Security/Civil Defense
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