JIC Release No. 19 - TYPHOON YUTU: Guam to go into Condition of Readiness 4 at 10 a.m.

JIC Release No. 19 - TYPHOON YUTU: Guam to go into Condition of Readiness 4 at 10 a.m.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, expect to put Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4 at 10 a.m. today for Guam and the military bases, respectively.
 
Government of Guam offices will reopen and resume business as usual.  Department of Education is asking all 12-month employees to report to work at noon. 
 
The AAFES Gas Express and Shoppette located at the Guam National Guard Readiness Center in Barrigada will reopen at 11:30 a.m. 
 
On Guam, there were no reports of any major damage or injuries resulting from Super Typhoon Yutu. 
 
EYES TURNED TO CNMI 
Governor Calvo has assigned Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense to take the lead on Government of Guam efforts to assist Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands once they are able to assess their damage and what needs they have. 
 
“Our brothers and sisters to the north experienced catastrophic conditions,” Governor Calvo stated. “We won’t know the results of Super Typhoon Yutu until assessments are done but we know there will be extensive damage. Guam will assist however we can.” 
 
As of 2 a.m., winds of at least 165 mph with gusts, were battering into Saipan and Tinian. We continue to get reports of roofs being torn off homes, shutters being ripped off windows, and doors getting blown in. 
 
Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio said the people of the Marianas are resilient because of the culture of unity and compassion. “We have heard reports of people hiding in their bathrooms, seeking shelter under their beds, or even their cars. We pray that wherever they are, they can withstand this storm as Super Typhoon Yutu moves away. The people of Guam stand ready help.” 
 


Continue to visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
•    NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
•    NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
•    GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
•    GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
•    Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/
•    Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/

For more information, contact the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.
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