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Typhoon Wutip could pass southwest of Guam Saturday

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You might want to cancel your outdoor weekend plans. Now, Typhoon Wutip is expected to come close to the Marianas on Saturday.

As of Thursday afternoon, Guam is in Condition of Readiness and residents are encouraged to prepare.

National Weather Service's Meteorologist Chip Guard briefed island leaders at Civil Defense on the details.

"We always tell people to plan for one category higher that would be a severe tropical storm 50-73 mph wind with gusts 65-94 mph that could cause major damage to huts made of loosely attached corrugated sheet metal and plywood," he said.

Guard expects the brunt of the storm to be felt in southern villages, like Ipan, Talofofo, and Merizo that are highly susceptible to flooding and deadly rip currents.

As of Thursday afternoon, residents are advised to prepare--clear drainage and storm drains around your house, and make sure your typhoon shutters work. For now, typhoon Wutip is expected to pass southwest of Guam on Saturday.


"We'll closely monitor the system," Guard said. "So you guys can sleep well at night we'll be up all night."

KUAM will be posting the most up-to-date info on Typhoon Wutip from NWS, and Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense, online.

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