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  • By Pacific island Times News Staff

Typhoon Mangkhut update: Airport shuts down

Effective 12:15 p.m. all inbound/ outbound airport operations at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport have ceased. United 196, which is scheduled to depart at 12:05 p.m. to Narita, will be the last flight out for today. United urges customers to check the latest status of their flights at or by calling United Reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331). The Joint Information Center (JIC) is working with our tourism industry partners to make our visitors feel comfortable, safe, and informed as Typhoon Mangkhut moves closer to the Marianas. With Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 and the onset of damaging winds to begin early this afternoon, visitors are strongly urged to stay indoors and shelter-in-place until COR4 is announced. The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA) strongly recommend to hotels to enforce shelter-in-place policies as part of their safety and security protocols. During an emergency, hotels should already be providing regular updates, airline updates and translation services to their guests. [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]

The Guam Regional Medical City plans to activate lock-down at 1 pm today.

Once lock-down is initiated, no one will be able to leave GRMC until the all clear has been received.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Guam Regional Medical City’s Marketing & Communications Department. You may contact Charly Lauron at 687-5572 or Cindy Hanson at 486-4246 or via email at


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