TYPHOON MANGKHUT UPDATE: Okkodo High School and Upi Elementary to open as additional shelters
Due to the need to house additional persons, especially in the northern area, plans are underway to open the Okkodo High School (OHS) and Upi Elementary School (UES) as emergency shelters by 9 a.m. today.
Okkodo High School has the capacity to hold 700 people. Upi Elementary can hold up to 300 people. To meet the needs of our community, the Guam Department of Education, working through the Emergency Operations Center, began coordinating with the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Mayors Council of Guam.
The shelter at Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School (JMGES) will close by 9 a.m. and shelter operations will move from JMGES to OHS. Individuals seeking shelter SHOULD NOT report to JMGES, and should instead report directly to shelters or work with village mayors if they need transportation.
Adding Okkodo High School and Upi Elementary brings the availableshelter count total to 10.
The designated storm shelters that residents should proceed to are:
|Primary Northern Shelters||Capacity||Shelter Population||% Capacity|
|1.||Okkodo High School||700||0||0%|
|2||Upi Elementary School||300||0||0%|
|Primary Central Shelters|
|4.||George Washington High||700||32||5%|
|Primary Southern Shelters|
|5.||M.U. Lujan Elementary||150||41||27%|
|7.||Inarajan Middle School||100||12||12%|
|9.||Harry S. Truman Elementary||100||3||3%|
|Secondary Central Shelters|
|10.||Ordot/Chalan Pago Elementary||150||11||7%|
Storm Shelter updates will be released as necessary throughout the day.
Those seeking shelter and have no way of getting to a designated storm shelter are advised to contact or visit their village mayor’s office to coordinate transportation services for pick up and drop off.
Paul M. McDonald, Mayor
Kevin Susuico, Mayor
Frankie A. Salas, Mayor
June U. Blas, Mayor
Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor
477-0450 Community Center
Melissa B. Savares, Mayor
John A. Cruz, Mayor
Doris F. Lujan, Mayor
Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor
Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor
Rudy A. Paco, Mayor
Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor
Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor
Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor
Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor
Louise C. Rivera, Mayor
Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor
Rudy M. Matanane, Mayor
Jesse M. Blas, Mayor
For more information, please contact the Joint Information Center (JIC) at (671) 478-0209/10/08.