Halong packs 65 MPH winds
Guam - Just before 1pm, the center of Tropical Storm Halong was passing Rota and making its closest point of approach to Guam. Maximum sustained winds are 65 miles per hour. It is moving 12 miles per hour.
The Joint Information Center at Civil Defense says that winds and rains will be especially dangers even after Halong makes its closest point of approach. The JIC advises that on top of dangerous winds and rains, the roads are extremely dangerous and several are impassable.
If you have a medical emergency, you can call 911. The Guam Fire Department’s ambulances are all working. As for an update on electricity, Power is off here and there throughout the island for short periods of time. GPA has been fixing outages since last night. The crews go from one outage area to the next finding the cause of the outage, fixing it, then moving on to the next one to fix. The JIC will provide rolling updates on outages and expected repairs on the Governor’s Facebook page. Please report any power outages, power fluctuations, downed or damaged lines to 475-1472/3/4. .
There are no reports of problems with drinking water from our tap. There is a report of one water outage in the Santa Ana area of Dededo. Crews are responding now. There also are some sewage backup issues in small pockets. Crews are responding. Please report any water or sewage issues to 646-4211.
As of 10:30 a.m., all flights to and from Guam are cancelled.