Super Typhoon Yutu’s closest point of approach now at 12 midnight

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Guam – While Guam is not expected to get a direct hit from the impending storm, Yutu has intensified into a supertyphoon which means damaging winds could be stronger than originally anticipated for the island.

National Weather Service Chief Meteorologist Chip Guard says the closest point of approach is now expected at 12 a.m. tonight and not tomorrow morning as earlier predicted.

Residents are urged to prepare for the incoming storm while it’s still bright and while you still can. At this time, Supertyphoon Yutu is still expected to pass between Rota and Tinian however, damaging winds of 58 mph or greater will still impact Guam.

Governor Eddie Calvo will be declaring Guam in Condition of Readiness 1 at 5 p.m. today.