What to do if your water, power services fail during typhoon

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Guam – The Office of the Governor has issued a statement with safety directions for utilities customers experiencing power and water outages during Typhoon Mangkhut. The Governor’s Office assures the public that every safe effort will be made to keep electrical power and water running and to maintain service before, during and after the typhoon.
TYPHOON MANGKHUT UPDATE: Islandwide Power, Water services
Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 22
September 9, 2018
8 p.m.

ISLANDWIDE POWER SYSTEM OPERATIONS DURING STORMS/TYPHOONS

The Guam Power Authority will maintain service operations during storms/typhoon as long as it is capable and safe to do so on the Island Wide Power System.

This includes responding to trouble calls regarding interruptions of service or power outages received through GPA Trouble Dispatch lines.

Power plants will continue generating power throughout the island as long as the IWPS remains intact and circuits are operable. As circuits begin experiencing damage related to adverse weather or field conditions, generators will be secured.

GPA field crews will secure at such times for the protection and safety of all personnel. See downed overhead lines? Stay away and call GPA Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3 or 4.

GUAM WATER AUTHORITY
If you experience low to no water pressure, please call their hotline: 646-4211

SENIOR CENTERS
Adult Day Care, Case Management Services, In-Home Services, Legal Assistance Services, Senior Citizens Centers, Transportation Services, Congregate Nutrition Services, National Family Caregiver Support Program and Preventive Health Services are closed tomorrow. They will remain suspended until we return to COR 4.

The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information during emergencies.

Visit the following links for the latest 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/
· Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/
· Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.