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State of emergency declared for Guam

Government offices and schools suspended on Monday

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has declared a state of emergency for Guam in anticipation of Tropical Storm Bolaven, which is forecast to hit the Marianas on Tuesday.

With Guam now in Condition of Readiness 2 effective 8 p.m., officials urged residents to start making pre-storm preparations.

Concurrently, the Joint Region Marianas, Naval Base Guam, Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz are in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 2 as of 8 p.m.

The Department of Defense will delay implementing some of the TCCOR2 actions to minimize the impact on installation services.

All essential and customer services that would normally be open on Columbus Day will remain open on Monday, Oct. 9. For installation-specific operations or questions, please consult the respective installation Facebook page or reach out to the Public Affairs Officer.

The Guam Department of Education is preparing to open certain emergency shelters at 6 p.m. on Monday.

At COR2, the government of Guam and public schools, with the exception of essential services, will not be operational and will remain closed until COR 4 is announced.

The Guam Solid Waste Authority will operate normally on Monday. Any changes to their operations will be announced by tomorrow.

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center Pharmacy will be open on Monday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Guam Memorial Hospital anticipates receiving pregnant mothers who are 36 weeks or more along and all high-risk pregnant mothers who are 24 weeks or more in their pregnancy by 6 p.m. Monday.

The Guam Community College campus is closed to the public and all scheduled classes, boot camps, and testing have been canceled. The campus will resume operations once the island returns to COR 4 and the campus has been cleared to open.

The Guam legislature will be closed for public services except for essential services, until COR 4 is restored. Legislative proceedings scheduled for Monday, and all dates thereafter until the island is returned to COR 4, are postponed until further notice.

The Guam Fire Department has waived the fire permit requirement for gasoline and diesel up to 20 gallons in individual portable containers, effective today until Oct. 22.

Catholic schools will be closed on Monday. Father Jeffrey San Nicolas, Catholic Schools superintendent, said school administrators will communicate with parents, guardians and their respective school communities through their regular communication systems.

The Bank of Guam announced the temporary closure of its branches in Guam and the CNMI due to approaching Tropical Storm Bolaven. In preparation for the storm, Bank of Guam advises residents to withdraw cash and download mobile banking app. Bank of Guam said it will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates via its website and social media.

The District Court of Guam will be closed Condition of Readiness 4 is declared. All hearings scheduled during the time of closure per this order will be rescheduled.

All filings due while the court is closed shall be deemed timely filed if filed when the court opens for regular business. Electronic filing is available to all registered users.

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