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Typhoon Warning Issued for Guam

Posted: Sep 09, 2018 2:04 PM +10:00 Updated:

The National Weather Service has issued a Typhoon Warning for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. Typhoon conditions, including destructive winds of 74 mph or more, are expected as early as Monday afternoon. Preparations should be completed as soon as possible.

Shelters are now scheduled to open at 6 o’clock this evening. Typhoon Mangkhut is now anticipated to make its closest point of approach through the Mariana Islands Monday night.

 

At 1 p.m. the center of Typhoon Mangkhut was located near Latitude 15.1 degrees north and Longitude 154 degrees east. Typhoon Mangkhut is moving west at 23 mph. This motion is expected to continue through Tuesday.

With the storm changing speeds and with changes in the path, the National Weather Service urges residents to continue preparing as though a Category 4 Typhoon will impact our island.

A Category 4 Typhoon is referred to as a “Very Strong Typhoon” with maximum sustained winds of 130-156 and peak gusts of 165-198 mph.

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