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The Guam Department of Education will open eight (8) primary emergency shelters at 2 p.m. today, October 24, 2018. Residents who need emergency shelter are urged to be at the shelters closest to their homes as early as 2 p.m., before damaging winds arrive, which is expected around 6 p.m. today.
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, will place Guam and the respective military bases in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 at noon today.
The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Typhoon Yutu as it continues to intensify and head toward the Marianas. Guam is in Condition of Readiness (COR) 3 at this time but expected to move to COR 2 at noon today.
As of 4 a.m., Yutu was located 12.6 degrees north latitude and 148.9 degrees east longitude, about 285 miles east-southeast of Guam and 275 miles southeast of Saipan. Yutu is moving west-northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds now at 105 mph.
What’s Open and Closed
The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Yutu. As of 1 p.m., Yutu was located 11.8 degrees north latitude, 151.2 degrees east longitude, about 450 miles east-southeast of Guam and 435 miles east-southeast of Saipan. Guam remains in Condition of Readiness 3 at this time.
Yutu is moving west-northwest at 14 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The current track will bring Yutu near or north of Saipan by early Thursday morning, as a 125 mph Category 3 typhoon.