The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is preparing to open three emergency shelters at 6 p.m. today. Residents in need of emergency shelter are urged to arrive at the GDOE shelters nearest their home as early as 6 p.m., before the onset of damaging winds, which are expected around 9 p.m. this evening.
Condition of Readiness 2 went into effect for the Government of Guam at 5 p.m. Residents should begin preparing for storm conditions, to include the onset of damaging winds of 39 mph or more. Damaging winds are expected this evening through Wednesday morning.
Emergency shelters will NOT be opened until 6 p.m. Do not attempt to go to any emergency shelter until then. The following emergency shelters will open at 6 p.m.:
- Machananao Elementary School
- Carbullido Elementary School
- Harry S. Truman Elementary School
WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO THE SHELTER?
1. Seven-day supply of food and water for all members of your family
3. Personal hygiene products
5. Seven-day of supply for infants and toddlers, including diapers and formula
6. Valid Photo ID
7. Important documents including birth certificates, passports and medical immunization cards
1. Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated.
2. Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayors’ Offices.
3. Bring a 7-day supply of food, water & prescriptions; infants & toddlers should have a 7- day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food.
4. Bring bedding, toiletries, toilet tissue, and personal hygiene products.
5. All must complete registration and bring a form of valid I.D.
6. All must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms.
7. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons are not allowed in the shelter or on the shelter grounds. Persons caught in possession will be asked to leave the shelter and in some cases turned over to law enforcement personnel. Persons determined to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be admitted, or readmitted to the shelter.
8. Public Law 21-139 dictates that there is no smoking on school premises. Smoking is not allowed in the shelter. Smoking is permitted outside the campus in designated smoking areas only. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly.
9. Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times.
10. If you bring vital documents (i.e. birth records, passports, etc.), secure those documents or keep them on you at all times. The shelter is not responsible for these items if stolen.
11. Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left unattended.
12. No cooking or gas stoves.
13. For your safety DO NOT LEAVE THE SHELTER before COR 4 has been declared.
14. Only service animals are allowed at this time.
15. Pets cannot be sheltered at this time. For those seeking shelter for their pets, make plans for them now to stay with a loved one, friend or family member as pets will not be allowed in the emergency shelters.
Those seeking shelter who do not have reliable transportation, or have a disability and need a ride to a designated storm shelter, are advised to contact their village Mayor’s Office for information on transportation. Residents will need to go to their respective Mayor’s Office for bus transportation to the shelters. Village Mayors’ contact information is listed below:
Paul M. McDonald, Mayor
Kevin Susuico, Mayor
Frankie A. Salas, Mayor
June U. Blas, Mayor
Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor
477-0450 Community Center
Melissa B. Savares, Mayor
John A. Cruz, Mayor
Doris F. Lujan, Mayor
Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor
Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor
Rudy A. Paco, Mayor
Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor
Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor
Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor
Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor
Louise C. Rivera, Mayor
Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor
Rudy M. Matanane, Mayor
For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.