Guam in COR3 For Tropical Storm Chan-Hom

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A Typhoon Watch Has Also Been Issued for Guam Rota Tinian and Saipan

Guam – The Governor has placed Guam in Condition of Readiness 3 or COR3. Meanwhile NWS has issued a typhoon watch for Guam Rota Tinian and Saipan.

 

This means that typhoon strength winds of 74 miles per hour or more are possible within 48 hours. Right now Chan-Hom’s maximum sustained winds are estimated at 50mph but it is expected to intensify into a typhoon by the time it reaches the Marianas. It is expected to pass through the Marianas by Saturday.

 

READ GOV’s RELEASE BELOW:

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

JIC Release No.1                                               

July 2, 2015 (11 a.m. ChST)

 

Tropical Storm Chan-Hom intensifies; 
Governor places Guam in COR3
 

 

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, placed Guam and the military bases respectively in Condition of Readiness (COR) 3 at 10 a.m. (ChST) today.

 

At COR 3, damaging winds are expected within 48 hours. As of 7 a.m. today, Tropical Storm Chan-hom was located 630 miles east-southeast of Guam and continues to move northwest at 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds currently are at 50 mph.

 

Guam will be placed on a typhoon watch this morning. A typhoon watch means typhoon strength winds of at least 74 mph are possible within 48 hours. The tropical storm is continuing to strengthen. Guam can expect sustained winds to increase to about 80 mph by the time it makes its closest point of approach late Saturday night. The storm is expected to pass about 26 miles north of Andersen Air Force Base.

 

Take Time NOW to Prepare

 

The Governor and Rear Admiral are urging Guamanians to make necessary preparations at home and at work. At a minimum, residents should take the following steps to prepare for the typhoon:

 

Prepare your emergency preparedness kits for your household:

   Non-perishable food items (canned goods) and drinking water
   Battery-operated radio
•  Flashlights, extra batteries
•  First-aid kit
•  Family needs: baby food, diapers, pet food, medication, and important documents, including mortgage, loan documents, passports, birth certificates, medical records, etc.
•  Take care of the yard and store objects that can fly with heavy wind.
•  Gas your car and get fuel for your generators.
•  Get your shutters ready.
•  Prepare and secure your office area.

 

The Joint Information Center will continue to monitor and update as needed. Stay current by listening to local news stations, or by visiting the following sites online:

 

·        GHS/OCD Website: www.ghs.guam.gov

·        GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guam-Homeland-Security/178975602144519?ref=hl

·        Governor of Guam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo

·        National Weather Service: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/

·        Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam

For more information contact the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10.

 

 

READ NWS 11AM UPDATE BELOW:

 

 

000 WTPQ31 PGUM 020113 TCPPQ1  BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM (09W) SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 6A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP092015  1100 AM CHST THU JUL 2 2015  ...CHAN-HOM CONTINUING WEST TOWARD THE MARIANAS...  CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY -------------------------- TYPHOON WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GUAM...ROTA...TINIAN AND SAIPAN.  WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- A TYPHOON WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GUAM...ROTA...TINIAN AND  SAIPAN. TYPHOON CONDITIONS...INCLUDING WINDS OF 74 MPH OR MORE... ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.  SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CHST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...11.2N 152.5E  ABOUT 260 MILES NORTH OF CHUUK ABOUT 490 MILES NORTHWEST OF POHNPEI ABOUT 530 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SAIPAN...TINIAN AND ROTA ABOUT 545 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST...270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH  DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- AT 1000 AM CHST...0000 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM   WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.2 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 152.5  DEGREES EAST. CHAN-HOM IS MOVING WESTWARD AT 12 MPH. CHAN-HOM IS  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WESTWARD THROUGH FRIDAY WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE  IN FORWARD SPEED BEFORE SLOWING DOWN JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE MARIANAS  FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN AT 50 MPH. TROPICAL STORM WINDS  EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES FROM THE CENTER. TROPICAL STORM  CHAN-HOM IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY INTENSIFY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL  DAYS...POSSIBLY BECOMING A TYPHOON FRIDAY MORNING.  NEXT ADVISORY ------------- THE NEXT SCHEDULED ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER  SERVICE AT 200 PM THIS AFTERNOON FOLLOWED BY AN INTERMEDIATE  ADVISORY AT 500 PM.   $$  W. AYDLETT