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JIC Release No. 9 - Emergency Shelters to Open at 4 p.m.; Residents Urged to Prepare

Emergency Shelters to Open at 4 p.m.; Residents Urged to Prepare

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is preparing to open five emergency shelters at 4 p.m. today.

The Government of Guam is also expected to go into Condition of Readiness 2 at 4 p.m. Residents who need emergency shelter are urged to arrive at the shelter closest to their home as early as 4 p.m., before the onset of damaging winds, which is expected around 9 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Emergency shelters will NOT be opened until 4 p.m. Do not attempt to go to any emergency shelter until then.

The following emergency shelters will be made available when COR 2 is announced at 4 p.m.:

North
  • Astumbo Elementary School
 
  • Machananao Elementary School

Central
  • George Washington High School

South
  • Harry S. Truman Elementary School
  • Inarajan Middle School

The five shelters have the capacity for approximately 1,500 individuals. Officials will monitor capacity throughout the storm to determine if additional shelters are required.

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO THE SHELTER?
  1. 7-day supply of food and water for all members of your family
  2. Bedding
  3. Personal hygiene products
  4. Medication
  5. 7-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

SHELTER RULES
 
  • Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated
 
  • Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayors’ Offices
 
  • Bring a 7-day supply of food, water & prescriptions; infants & toddlers should have a 7- day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food
 
  • Bring bedding, toiletries, toilet tissue, and personal hygiene products
  • Must complete registration. Bring a form of valid I.D.
  • Must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms
 
  • 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.
 
  • 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.
 
  • Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times.
 
  • If you bring vital documents (i.e. Birth records, passports, etc.), secure them or keep them on you at all times. The Shelter is not responsible for these items if stolen.
 
  • Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left unattended.
 
  • No cooking or gas stoves
  • For your safety DO NOT LEAVE THE SHELTER before COR 4 has been declared
  • Only service animals are allowed at this time.
 
  • 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.

TRANSPORTATION

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:

AGANA HEIGHTS
Paul M. McDonald, Mayor

mayormcdonald@hotmail.com
472-6393/8285/6
472-6124

AGAT
Kevin Susuico, Mayor

agatmayor@yahoo.com
565-2524/31
565-4335

565-4826

ASAN-MAINA
Frankie A. Salas, Mayor

asanmainamayor@gmail.com
472-6581
479-2726
472-6446

BARRIGADA

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June U. Blas, Mayor
bmomayor@teleguam.net
734-3724/25/34/36
734-3859/3737/38
734-1988

CHALAN PAGO-ORDOT
Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor

ocp.mayor@gmail.com
472-8302/3/7173
477-1333
477-0450 Community Center
477-7131

DEDEDO
Melissa B. Savares, Mayor

msavares@teleguam.net
632-5203/5019
637-9014
637-5002 (Gym)
637-1129

HAGATNA
John A. Cruz, Mayor

hagatnamayor@hotmail.com
477-8045
472-6379
477-6686

INARAJAN
Doris F. Lujan, Mayor

mayordorisfloreslujan@gmail.com
475-2509/10/11
828-2543

MANGILAO
Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor

Mayorallan.ungacta@yahoo.com
734-2163/5731
734-5734/35
734-4130

MERIZO
Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor

mayorernestc@yahoo.com
828-8312/2941
828-2429

MONGMONG-TOTO-MAITE
Rudy A. Paco, Mayor

Mtmmayorpaco17@gmail.com

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477-6758/9090
479-6800/6801
472-6494

PITI
Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor

jesse.alig@pitiguam.com
472-1232/3
477-2674

SANTA RITA
Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor

daleealvarez@gmail.com
565-2514/4337
565-4302/04
565-3222

SINAJANA
Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor

guammayor@gmail.com
472-6707
477-3323

TALOFOFO
Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor

talofofomayor@gmail.com
789-1421/3262/4821
789-2010 (Gym)
789-5251

TAMUNING-TUMON
Louise C. Rivera, Mayor

mayorlcrivera.tatuha@gmail.com
646-5211/8646
647-9816/9819/20

646-5210

UMATAC
Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor

umatacmo@gmail.com
828-2940/8258

828-8251/2/3/4/5
828-2676

YIGO
Rudy M. Matanane, Mayor

yigomayorsoffice@gmail.com
653-5248/9446/9119
633-3001/2/3/5
653-3008 (Gym)
653-3434

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YONA
Jesse M. Blas, Mayor

jmendiolablas@yahoo.com
789-4798/1525/6
789-1524 (Gym)


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For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10 or the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600.

 

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