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Tropical Depression Exact Track Uncertain; Guam Remains in COR 4

At 8:30 p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Guam updated the advisory for Tropical Depression 10W. Guam remains in a tropical storm warning, meaning damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected within 24 hoursA tropical storm watch remains in effect for Rota, Tinian and Saipan.
As of 7 p.m., the center of the tropical depression was relocated to near 11.3 north latitude and 148.4 east longitude, moving northwest at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. NWS advises it is expected to head to the northwest tonight and Wednesday, passing over the southern Marianas late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning. Additionally, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center has now taken the system’s track to the north of Guam, between Rota and Tinian.

Movement of Tropical Depression 10W has been erratic and may continue to change. The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in coordination with NWS, will continue to monitor the system and provide updates.

The community are reminded to use Wednesday morning to take precautionary actions:
•       Take down or tightly secure canopies and clear loose debris around your yard. Store any items that may become airborne with heavy wind.
•       Stay up to date with the latest information. The storm track or intensity may change. Advisories regarding flash flooding or high surf may be issued.
•       Stay out of the waterfalls and rivers and avoid hiking on Wednesday, due to the potential for flash floods.
•       Locate or prepare your emergency preparedness kits for your household.
•       Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators.
•       Stay up to date in the event there are changes with or updates to changes in Conditions of Readiness.
•       Secure outdoor pets in a safe location either indoors or inside the garage.

GHS/OCD, working with the NWS, will continue to monitor the system and provide updates. Monitor the latest advisory information through the following sites:

·           NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
·           NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·           GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·           GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
·           Governor Eddie Baza Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.

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