Guam to move to COR1 by 1 pm today


Acting Gov. Joshua Tenorio will place Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 by 1 p.m. today.

At COR 1, damaging winds are expected. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Guam and Rota.

As of 3 a.m. Saturday, Typhoon Wutip was located 10.1 degrees north latitude and 144.7 degrees east longitude. The typhoon is currently 230 miles south of Guam moving in a northwest direction at 15 mph. Wutip sustained winds have increased to 120 mph.

It is expected to maintain this intensity today, before beginning a slow weakening trend through Sunday. On its current track, Wutip is forecasted to make its closest point of approach (CPA) to Guam on Saturday evening.

The onset of damaging winds; however, may begin as early as 9 a.m. Saturday and continue into Sunday afternoon.

Dangerous surf as high as 25 feet is expected along north and east facing reefs, while seas of 16 to 20 feet are expected today.