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JIC Release No 9: COR1 estimated 5AM tomorrow

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 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

Release No. 9
May 14, 2015 (9:20 p.m. ChST)


TYPHOON UPDATE: Guam to be in COR1 at 5 a.m. tomorrow

Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo is asking his fellow Guamanians to complete their preparations and then remain indoors as Typhoon Dolphin approaches the Marianas. Governor Calvo and Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, will be placing Guam and the military installations, respectively in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 tomorrow at 5 a.m.

COR 1 means that damaging winds are expected within 12 hours. The typhoon with anticipated maximum winds of up to 115 mph is possible to make its closest point of approach to Guam late Friday afternoon to early evening. As of 8 p.m., the typhoon was located approximately 400 miles east-southeast of Guam and continues to move west-northwest at 15 mph. The typhoon is expected to continue to intensify. By tomorrowevening, at its closest point of approach, the typhoon will have sustained winds of about 125 miles per hour near the center of the storm. With the storm's current projection, taking it north of Guam through the Rota Channel, Guamanians can expect sustained winds of 85 mph to 90 mph winds on the northern part of the island. Winds will be slightly slower in southern Guam.

GovGuam and Schools
Government of Guam operations will be closed. Public and military schools also will be closed.


Stay Indoors
All island residents are strongly encouraged to stay inside their homes and off the roads during COR1. During this time, it would be dangerous for families to venture outside. The high winds can easily lift unsecured objects into the air turning them into projectiles. Due to the heavy rainfall, the roads will be extremely dangerous.


Water Safety
The ocean has claimed the lives of several of our brothers and sisters in the past year. The typhoon will cause treacherous waves that can easily overpower even the most skilled swimmers. Please stay out of the water.


Pregnant Women
For Guam Memorial Hospital, pregnant women who are at least 36 weeks pregnant and high-risk pregnant women who are 6 months or more into their pregnancy are asked to check in no later than 10 p.m. tonight. Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital for the duration of the storm until it is determined safe for them to return home. Ladies are asked to have a meal before they check into the hospital and bring snacks. All pregnant women are asked to bring with them ID and insurance cards, drinking water and snacks that do not need refrigeration or heating, medications, personal toiletries, extra clothing and entertainment items such as cards, magazines and games. Patients will not be allowed to bring personal pillows and linens. These items will be provided by the hospital. No escorts, children or pets will be allowed to accompany pregnant women.


For Naval Hospital Guam, pregnant women who need to report to the Navy medical facility will be contacted by hospital staff.

Military Installations
The gates of Naval Base Guam, Andersen Air Forces Base and Naval Hospital Guam will remain open for emergency personnel during COR 1. Please remember this storm has destructive winds and that you should not be on the roads.


Naval Hospital Guam's emergency room will remain open during COR 1. The public is advised that only emergency responders should bring patients to the Navy hospital as driving conditions will be dangerous.

The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military and federal government's clearinghouse for accurate information about emergencies. We will release all news releases via our email list, which includes media partners, and the Governor's and Guam Homeland Security's Facebook pages. The following is a list of media partners, where you can get this accurate information about Typhoon Dolphin as well:
- Isla 630 AM
- K57 AM
- i94 FM
- Power 98 FM
- K-STEREO 95.5 KSTO FM
- 105 the KAT
- KISH 102.9 FM
- KHMG 88.1 FM



You also can get more information on:
• Governor Calvo Facebook: 
facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo
• Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense website:
http://www.ghs.guam.gov
• Guam Homeland Security Facebook page and Twitter account: GHSOCD
• Joint Region Marianas Facebook: 
facebook.com/jrmguam

Please call the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10 for more information.
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