UPDATE: Tropical storm warning lifted for Guam


Guam – A release has been issued by Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense, notifying residents of the tropical storm warning lifted for Guam as Tropical Storm Maria makes its way north. 

Press Release – Tropical Storm Warning Cancelled for Guam; GovGuam Resumes Normal Operations

For Immediate Release
July 5, 2018
2:30 p.m.

Tropical Storm Warning Cancelled for Guam; GovGuam Resumes Normal Operations

At 2 p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, advised Tropical Storm Maria continues to move away from Guam and Rota.

NWS cancelled the Tropical Storm Warning for Guam, only. The Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Rota, Tinian and Saipan.

The following advisories are still in effect:
A flash flood watch remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, throughFriday morning. Heaviest rainfall is expected through tonight though rainfall could linger into Friday. Rainfall amounts of 4-6 inches are possible.

A thunderstorm advisory remains in effect for the Guam International Airport until 6 p.m. this evening. Thunderstorms are possible within 20 nautical miles of the airport.

A wind advisory remains in effect for the Guam International Airport until 6 p.m.this evening. Winds from the east-northeast at 25 knots with gusts to 40 knots in showers are expected.

The community is advised to continue to practice caution on the roadways as rains are still expected through tomorrow. Although major roadways are passable now, motorists are cautioned to drive slowly as some debris will still be on the roads.

Government of Guam Resumes Normal Operations:
The Government of Guam resumed normal operations as of 1 p.m. with the exception of the Guam Community College and the University of Guam, which remain closed to students.

The Guam Power Authority is currently at 79% power restoration and will continue to work on full-island power restoration.

Northern, Mangilao and Southern Department of Public Health and Social Services locations are open and operational but limited to clinical services. Technical services will not be available due to limited services available.

At this time, there have been no reports of damage to critical infrastructure including, but not limited to; the Port Authority of Guam, Guam International Airport Authority, Guam Water Works, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority.

The Guam International Airport Authority reports that flights previously delayed are now proceeding to their destinations. Click here to view flight status.

There have been no reports made to 911dispatch of patients admitted to GMHA with storm related, serious injuries pre, during or post Tropical Storm Maria.

“We thank our whole community partners as we continue to work together with a goal of returning to normalcy,” stated Charles Esteves, Office of Civil Defense Administrator.

GHS/OCD, working with the NWS, will continue to monitor the system and provide significant updates. Visit the following sites for updated advisory information:

·           NWS Website:http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
·           NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·           GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·           GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.