Super Typhoon Mawar is now 120 miles southeast of Guam, according to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Guam.
As of 9:33 p.m. on May 23, Mawar is 120 miles southeast of Guam with velocity data showing winds near 140 mph.
“This is the highest velocity the radar indicates, so actual winds could be higher,” said the NWS.
Meanwhile, United States President Joe Biden approved Democrat Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s request for an emergency declaration for Typhoon Mawar.
“As we brace for the impact of Super Typhoon Mawar, we are already taking steps to ensure speedy recovery and resilience,” said Leon Guerrero on her social media pages. “Earlier today, I received a call from FEMA’s Bob Fenton approving this emergency declaration. This action will support the mobilization of critical response resources into Guam, which is especially crucial given our distance from the continental U.S. To the people of Guam, use Condition of Readiness 1 to stay safe until the all clear is given.”