NWS also cancelled Tropical Storm Warning. However high winds are still expected to remain.
Guam – Today at 10 AM (ChST) Guam Homeland Security declared Condition of Readiness 4 for Guam as Typhoon In-fa makes its way towards the open water of Philippine Sea. The National Weather Service also cancelled its Tropical Storm Warning for Guam.
Marine related warnings, however, are still in effect. Both High Surf and Small Craft Advisories from NWS are expected to be in effect at least throughout this weekend. The Joint Information Center also writes, “While sea conditions remain treacherous, Naval Base Guam beaches will remain closed until 7 a.m. tomorrow and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), Tarague Beach closed until further notice. Quality of life facilities at NBG and AAFB will open at 10 a.m. with the return to Condition of Readiness 4.”
High winds are also expected to persist on Guam for few more hours. National Weather Service issued Non-Precipitation Warning as winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour as still expected today. Residents are advised to take precautionary measures as Typhoon In-fa continues to makes its way further away from the Marianas. Although COR 4 has been declared, JIC also urges “residents to stay out of the water until hazardous conditions ease.”
In-fa, which means fireworks in Cantonese, was seen around 11.2N 142.8E or about about 205 miles southwest of Guam, as of 10 AM with its maintained intensity of 115 MPH and forward speed of 18 MPH.
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JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
JIC Release No. 12 (LATEST!)
November 21, 2015 (10 a.m. ChST)
TYPHOON UPDATE: COR4 ; residents urged to stay out of the water until hazardous conditions ease
Guam is now in Condition of Readiness 4.
“The storm skirted around the southern end of the island and we were spared the worst of it,” the Governor stated. “But I want to caution residents to stay out of the water as strong winds and high surf make the water dangerous. Also, please drive defensively out on the roads today as we’re going to see more rain.”
Guam could see some wind and rain for the next three to four hours as Typhoon In-Fa makes its way from the region.
Guam Homeland Security activated their All Hazards Alert Warning System, loud-voice speakers, announcing the return to COR4.
MILITARY REC CENTERS, BEACHES
While sea conditions remain treacherous, Naval Base Guam beaches will remain closed until 7 a.m. tomorrow and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), Tarague Beach closed until further notice. Quality of life facilities at NBG and AAFB will open at 10 a.m. with the return to Condition of Readiness 4.
Northern and Southern Regional Community Health Center
Northern Regional Community Health Center resume normal operations and close at 5 p.m. The Southern Regional Community Health Center resume normal operations and close at noon.
There were five shelters opened yesterday to ensure residents had a safe place to stay during the storm. There were 250 residents who sought emergency shelter. As of 9:45 a.m. there were 19 shelterees. Managers said several people were already making their way back home. Two shelters have been closed.
Current numbers are:
Astumbo Elementary: 0
George Washington High: 14
Merizo Martyrs Elementary: Closed (no shelterees)
Talofofo Elementary: Closed (no shelterees)
Harry S. Truman Elementary: 5
Joint Information Center
The Joint Information Center is the government of Guam, military and federal government’s clearinghouse for accurate information about emergencies. We will release all news releases via our email list, which includes media partners, and the Governor’s and Guam Homeland Security’s Facebook pages.
The following is a list of radio partners, where you can get updated information about Typhoon In-Fa:
• Isla 630 AM
• K57 AM
• i94 FM
• Power 98 FM
• K-STEREO 95.5 KSTO FM
• Hit Radio 100
• 105 the KAT
• KISH 102.9 FM
• KHMG 88.1 FM
TV and Newspaper partners include:
• Guam Daily Post: postguam.com
• KUAM: kuam.com
• Pacific News Center: pacificnewscenter.com
• Pacific Daily News: guampdn.com
You also can get more information on:
• Governor Calvo’s Facebook page: facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo
• Joint Region Marianas Facebook page: facebook.com/jrmguam
For more information contact the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10.