Major flooding in various parts of the island

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Community residents also reported flooding before the Pago Bay Bridge. A viewer-submitted video shows a line of vehicles attempting to pass through the area as the floodwaters appeared to have risen approximately two feet.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday backed up traffic in parts of central and southern Guam as heavy rains brought reports of flooding.

The National Weather Service issued a short term-forecast yesterday forewarning island residents to be cautious while traversing roads. Reports were received that Dairy Road in Mangilao was impassable, due to a stalled vehicle in floodwaters.

The flooding also caused the closure of the Infant of Prague Catholic Nursery and Kindergarten on Tai Road in Mangilao. In a release from the Archdiocese of Agana, administrators of the school reported excessive flooding which prompted the school to shut down operations today.

Community residents also reported flooding before the Pago Bay Bridge. A viewer-submitted video shows a line of vehicles attempting to pass through the area as the floodwaters appeared to have risen approximately two feet.

While some braved the waters, other motorists had to find alternative routes into and out of the Yona village.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) reminds the community to practice extreme caution while traveling in rainy conditions, by driving below the speed limit and allowing enough braking distance between vehicles.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.