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  • By Pacific Island News Staff

14 GDOE schools to open as shelters by 6 pm

Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo and Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas will be placing the island and military installations, respectively, in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 at 7 p.m. tonight. COR 2 means Guamanians can expect to see typhoon-strength winds within 24 hours. A Typhoon Warning is currently in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan and adjacent coastal waters in the Mariana Islands. Typhoon conditions, including destructive winds of 74 mph or more, are expected as early as Monday afternoon. Preparations should be completed as soon as possible. At 1 p.m. the center of Typhoon Mangkhut was located near Latitude 15.1 degrees north and Longitude 154 degrees east. Typhoon Mangkhut is moving west at 23 mph. This motion is expected to continue through Tuesday, taking Mangkhut through the Mariana Islands Monday night. Typhoon force winds extend outward from the center up to 30 miles. Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center p to 130 miles to the north and up to 75 miles to the south.

As the island prepares and braces for the brunt of Typhoon Mangkhut, airmen and soldiers from the Guam National Guard, prepare equipment and supplies which may be used in the event the island is hit hard and the Guard is called up to state active duty to assist in recovery efforts.

“The Guard is ready, reliable and very capable to assist,” said Maj. Gen. Roderick Leon Guerrero, The Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard. “As members of this community, our Soldiers and Airmen are always ready to respond to the needs of the island,” he said.

School shelters to open at 6 p.m. In anticipation of COR 2, plans are in place to open Guam Department of Education (GDOE) schools as emergency shelters this evening, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. As such, there will be no GDOE classes on Monday. GDOE is also cancelling all after-school activities including ASPIRE, Eskuelen Puenge or Night School, and sports practices andevents. Only essential personnel as part of emergency operations will be required to report for duty. Additionally, all DoDEA schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. Staff do not need to report to their respective places of work. * Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated * Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayor's Office * Need 7 day supply of food, water & prescriptions, with infants & toddlers need 7 day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food * Need bedding & personal hygiene products * Must complete registration. Bring a form of I.D. * Must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms * Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons are not allowed in the shelter or on the shelter grounds. Persons caught in possession will be asked to leave the shelter and in some cases turned over to law enforcement personnel. Persons determined to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be admitted, or readmitted to the shelter. * Public Law 21-139 dictates that there is no smoking on school premises. Smoking is not allowed in the shelter. Smoking permitted outside the campus in designated smoking areas only. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly. * Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times. * Service animals not allowed * If you brought vital documents (i.e. Birth records, passports, etc.), secure them or keep them on you at all times. The Shelter is not responsible for these items if stolen. * Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left unattended. * No cooking or gas stoves * For your safety do notl leave the shelter before COR 4 has been declared * Pets cannot be sheltered at this time. For those seeking shelter for their pets, make plans for them now to stay with a loved one, friend or family member as pets will not be allowed in the emergency shelters. TRANSPORTATION Those seeking shelter who do not have reliable transportation, or have a disability and need a ride to a designated storm shelter, are advised to contact their village Mayor's Office to coordinate transportation services for pick up and drop off. The respective contact information is listed below: AGANA HEIGHTS Paul M. McDonald, Mayor <> 472-6393/8285/6, 472-6124 AGAT Kevin Susuico, Mayor <> 565-2524/31 565-4335, 565-4826 ASAN-MAINA Frankie A. Salas, Mayor <> 472-6581/479-2726, 472-6446 BARRIGADA June U. Blas, Mayor <> 734-3724/25/34/36 734-3859/3737/38, 734-1988 CHALAN PAGO-ORDOT Jessy &quot;Jess&quot; C. Gogue, Mayor <> 472-8302/3/7173 477-1333 / 477-0450 Community Center 477-7131 DEDEDO Melissa B. Savares, Mayor <> 632-5203/5019/637-9014 637-5002 (Gym), 637-1129 HAGATNA John A. Cruz, Mayor <> 477-8045 472-6379, 477-6686 INARAJAN Doris F. Lujan, Mayor <> 475-2509/10/11 828-2543 MANGILAO Allan &quot;Al&quot; R.G. Ungacta, Mayor <> 734-2163/5731 734-5734/35 734-4130 MERIZO Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor <> 828-8312/2941 828-2429 MONGMONG-TOTO-MAITE Rudy A. Paco, Mayor <> 477-6758/9090 479-6800/6801 472-6494 PITI Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor <> 472-1232/3 477-2674 SANTA RITA Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor <> 565-2514/4337 565-4302/04 565-3222 SINAJANA Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor <> 472-6707 477-3323/9229 472-5084 TALOFOFO Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor <> 789-1421/3262/4821 789-2010 (Gym) 789-5251 TAMUNING-TUMON Louise C. Rivera, Mayor <> 646-5211/8646 647-9816/9819/20 646-5210 UMATAC Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor <> 828-2940/8258 828-8251/2/3/4/5 828-2676 YIGO Rudy M. Matanane, Mayor <> 653-5248/9446/9119 633-3001/2/3/5 653-3008 (Gym) 653-3434 YONA Jesse M. Blas, Mayor jmendiolablas@yahoo/com 789-4798/1525/6 789-1524 (Gym)

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