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300 left homeless after Typhoon Dolphin

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It's now been four days since Typhoon Dolphin hit Guam, and hundreds of residents remain in temporary shelters set up at village gyms around the island. Starting off as shelterees, 300 island residents appear to have been either left homeless or their homes took a severe beating from Dolphin.

They have been moved from storm shelters set up in public schools to shelters in village gyms in Agana Heights and Tamuning. Joining volunteers last night Governor Eddie Calvo stood in line passing out food to those in need. "I'm listening to some of the issues that are brought up by the residents here on what they're concerns are," he told KUAM News. Concerns like what to do, where to go and how to pick up the pieces after Dolphin's power punch.

In their corner, Governor Calvo assigned the executive director of the Guam Housing Corporation, Martin Benavente. The two, along with Mayors Council of Guam executive director Angel Sablan on Monday night visited shelterees in Tamuning. "I'm taking a look at the conditions of the facility," he said, adding, "ensuring that whether its water requirements, whether it's the toilets, the sanitation, and see when it comes to refreshments such as water and food."

This morning meetings continued to find out temporary solutions for these families such as purchasing canopies and tents and using the old Ukudu Workforce Housing. According to the governor several Guamanians may have taken a blow from this recent storm, but what makes Guam good is the fact that when our neighbors are down, the community comes forward to pick them up.

"When our island has taken a few body shots it amazing how our island comes together to help each other out," he proudly stated.

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