News Alerts

24 Oct 2018 | 08:02 AM UTC

Guam/Mariana Islands: Typhoon Yutu to affect islands October 24-26 /update 1

Guam News Alert

Yutu strengthens to super typhoon, affecting Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands October 24-26

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2018, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Guam). COUNTRY/REGION Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

As of 12:43 (local time) on Wednesday, October 24, Super Typhoon Yutu was located around 305 km (190 mi) east of Guam and moving northwest. While no landfall is forecast, Yutu is expected to bring damaging winds of up to 65 km/h (40 mph) and up to 10 cm (4 in) of rain to Guam October 24-26. Worse conditions are expected in parts of the Mariana Islands, where a typhoon warning is in effect for Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. Lower tropical storm warnings are also in effect for Guam as well as Alamagan, Pagan, and Agrihan (Mariana Islands).

In preparation for the adverse weather, government institutions, schools, and businesses are closing down. Certain flights have preemptively been canceled to and from Guam International Airport (GUM) and Saipan International Airport (SPN).

Advice

Individuals present in the abovementioned locations are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation and power disruptions, reconfirm flights, obey instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and avoid flood-prone areas until the situation stabilizes. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.