Guam under COR 2, shelters to open at 6pm

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is preparing to open three emergency shelters at 6 p.m. today. Residents in need of emergency shelter are urged to arrive at the GDOE shelters nearest their home as early as 6 p.m., before the onset of damaging winds, which are expected around 9 p.m. this evening.

Condition of Readiness 2 went into effect for the Government of Guam at 5 p.m. Residents should begin preparing for storm conditions, to include the onset of damaging winds of 39 mph or more. Damaging winds are expected this evening through Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam continues to monitor Tropical Depression 29

Rear Adm. John Menoni, commander, Joint Region Marianas, anticipates keeping the respective military bases in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 4 as changes in TCCOR are based on the onset of destructive winds of 54 mph or more as opposed to damaging winds of 39 mph or more.

All military bases continue normal operations at this time

“As advised by Governor Leon Guerrero, the safety of the community is paramount,” said Tim Aguon, Homeland Security advisor. “The decision to change CORs and have schools closed tomorrow will ensure children remain indoors and emergency shelters are made available.

The Department of Education schools will remain closed tomorrow. Parents of GDOE students attending after-school sports activities, ASPIRE, or other activities, are asked to begin picking up children as soon as possible. The Guam Education Board meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. has also been canceled

All Catholic schools will also remain closed tomorrow

All DoDEA classes will be canceled tomorrow, Nov. 27 due to the storm. Classes will resume Dec. 2. All DoDEA employees are to report for work or duty within two hours of normal reporting time

The Joint Information Center will release any information regarding non-aligned schools as they come in