by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Several closures have been announced as a result of the impending storm:

-In accordance with the tropical storm warning and emergency declaration issued by the Governor, the Judiciary of Guam will be closed. All matters scheduled today before the Supreme Court of Guam and the Superior Court of Guam will be appropriately rescheduled and trial jurors shall not report for duty. All court employees and judicial officers are advised to stay indoors and follow all advisories issued by the Emergency Operations Center at the Office of Homeland Security/ Office of Civil Defense.

-In response to the Government of Guam’s declaration of Condition of Readiness 2, all three Bank of Hawaii branches on Guam - Harmon, Tamuning and Hagatna will be closed today. In addition, all Bank of Hawaii staff are asked to remain home today.

-Officials at the University of Guam announce that the campus is closed due to the declaration of COR 2. Classes and activities on campus are postponed or cancelled until such time that the COR changes back to where the University may re-open. Please stay tuned to the media for any advisories.

-Bank of Guam branches will close today until Guam returns to COR 4 and the all clear notice is received. 

-The Guam office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be closed on Wednesday, July 30 due to Tropical Storm Halong.  All appointments for interviews and information have been cancelled. USCIS will automatically reschedule appointments for immigration and citizenship interviews, and applicants will receive a new appointment letter from USCIS in the mail. Those who have InfoPass appointments for Wednesday should go online to and reschedule. USCIS Office is Saipan, CNMI remains open.  Please continue to watch for updated announcements about the office closure during the rest of this week.

-Due to the Tropical Storm condition warning War in the Pacific National Historical is closed.  The park visitor center, restrooms, gates, and all facilities will be closed and all programs are cancelled until conditions are safe to reopen.  

- The Academy of Our Lady student orientation for Grades 10th, 11th, and 12th originally scheduled for July 30th starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. is postponed until August 6, 2014 with the same time scheduling for the respective grades. Please call 477-8203 for further information.

-GPO is closed today. Tenants are asked to assess and secure their areas if needed.

-Due to the recent declaration of Guam in Condition of Readiness 2 (COR 2), Community First Guam Federal Credit Union William be closed for business. Community First will resume regular hours of operation upon the return to COR 4.

- GCC is closed.

- Citibank Guam is suspending branch hours today until further notice as Tropical Storm Halong continues to intensify. We advise all our customers to stay safe.

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