Guam shelters open 11 p.m. Monday in response to Trop depression 27 W


A tropical storm watch is in effect for Guam and Rota. And in anticipation of possible 45 mph winds, a partial opening of emergency shelters will take place at 11 p.m. Monday night. The shelters opening are: the Yigo Gym, the Agana Heights Gym and the Talofofo Gym.

If you're going to a shelter, take food and water for your entire family, bedding, personal hygiene items, medications, supplies for infants, including diapers and formula, a valid photo id and important family documents such as birth certificates, passports and medical immunization forms.

As of 7 a.m. Monday, 27W was located about 340 miles south-southeast of Guam and 415 miles south-southeast of Saipan, maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, moving west at 8 mph.

Some gradual intensification of 27W is expected tomorrow and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service Guam Forecast Office, through the Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense.

With the current track, 27W may have wind speeds of 45 mph by the time it passes G