Mawar 50 miles east-southeast of Guam


Super Typhoon Mawar is getting closer to Guam.

As of 1 p.m. May 24, Mawar was located 50 miles east-southeast of Guam.

Sustained winds were tracking 140 mph around 10:30 a.m., according to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Guam.

Island residents are urged to stay indoors until COR 4 is declared by Democrat Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, the Joint Information Center said. Guam is in the threshold of damaging winds of 39 mph or greater. Winds are expected to intensify to typhoon force winds with strongest winds of 145 mph sustained winds, with gusts up to 150-170 mph expected through the afternoon.