GovGuam, schools to remain closed Tuesday

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Guam – The Governor’s Office has announced that GovGuam, including the Guam Department of Education, will remain closed Tuesday to make way for recovery efforts throughout the island.

As of 7 p.m., the island remains in Condition of Readiness 1 as Typhoon Mangkhut passes through the Marianas with tropical storm force winds being felt on Guam.

The Archdiocese of Agana has announced that schools will be canceled Tuesday. The University of Guam also announced that there will be no classes Tuesday.

Read the release from JIC below:

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
JIC RELEASE NO. 40
Sept. 10, 2018
5:15 p.m.

GOVGUAM TO REMAIN CLOSED TOMORROWAS RECOVER EFFORTS BEGIN 
The Government of Guam will remain closed tomorrow, to include Guam Department of Education schools and agency offices.

Winds are expected to subside tomorrow morning but at that point, recovery work, including road safety assessments will be made. We ask that all residents remain indoors until the all clear is given.

WEATHER UPDATE 
As of the 4:47 p.m. update from National Weather Service, typhoon conditions, including destructive winds of 74 mph or more, are expected or occurring at all locations. Rota can expect a direct hit by a Category 2 typhoon with winds of 100 mph or more. Remain in your shelters until the all clear is received.

At 4 p.m., the center of Typhoon Mangkhut was located near Latitude 14.3 degrees North and Longitude 145.7 degrees East. Typhoon Mangkhut is moving toward the west-southwest at 18 mph. It is expected to maintain this general course and speed over the next 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to 100 mph. Typhoon Mangkhut is forecast to continue to increase over the next few days.

Typhoon force winds extend outward from the center up to 40 miles. Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center up to 145 miles to the north and up to 100 miles to the south.