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Tuesday, October 11, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.

JIC Release #13 - Guam in COR 4; Stay Out of the Water;
GSWA Update; GFD Fuel Container Waiver Rescinded

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Adm. Gregory Huffman declared Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4 at 10 a.m. today, October 11, 2023. Government of Guam operations resume at 10 a.m.

Governor Leon Guerrero conducted an assessment at first daylight. All major thoroughfares were clear of any major debris and accessible. The community is reminded to conduct assessments around their homes in a safe manner.

Joint Region Marianas (JRM), Naval Base Guam (NBG), Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz (MCBCB) conducted assessments and declared the All Clear. For all military base personnel, please report to work when it is safe for you to do so. For base patrons, please continue to visit the JRM Facebook page as well as each of the individual military installation social media pages for all of the latest information about the return to steady state and the availability of services.

As of 7 a.m., Typhoon Bolaven was located 16.4 degrees north latitude and 144.3 degrees east longitude, about 205 miles north of Guam, moving north-northwest at 10 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.

The typhoon watch and tropical storm warning has been canceled for Guam as of 8 a.m. today. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are no longer expected for Guam. Typhoon Bolaven passed between Rota and Tinian, staying just north of Rota, with a closest point of approach to Rota and Tinian of around 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday.

Stay Out of the Water

Everyone should remain out of the water due to life-threatening surf conditions. Hazardous to dangerous sea and surf conditions are still expected. High risk of rip currents is in effect. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Residents and visitors of Guam and the CNMI are advised to remain out of the water. Residents and visitors are also advised against venturing along trails close to the water or shoreline, as high surf can knock a person down and sweep them off beaches and rocks. These waves can be deadly, even for the most experienced swimmers.

GDOE School Update

Guam Department of Education (GDOE) classes, to include after school sports activities and the ASPIRE program, will remain closed for the day. Additional information regarding classes resuming and make-up days will be issued at a later time. GDOE employees should report to work by 12 p.m. today.

Shelter Update

GDOE opened six (6) emergency shelters for the duration of the storm.

The government of Guam, village Mayors, American Red Cross, and the Office of Homelessness of Poverty and Prevention, are working to identify individual assistance needs as the shelters close.

As of 9:30 a.m.:

Emergency Shelter Current Numbers Max Capacity % Capacity
AsTumbo Elementary School 104 182 57%
Machanaonao Elementary School 53 208 25%
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School 11 285 4%
Upi Elementary School 2 336 1%
George Washington High School 28 100 28%
Talo’fo’fo Elementary School 30 311 10%
Total 228 1422 16%

GSWA Resumes Services at 10AM

The Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) will resume trash collection services and reopen its facilities at 10 a.m. today. The following change in schedule is being implemented for this week only:

Revised Collection Schedule:

  • Tuesday Customers: Trash collection services will be provided today, Wednesday, October 11, 2023, beginning at 10:00am.
  • Wednesday Customers: Trash collection services are rescheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023.
  • Thursday Customers: Trash collection services are rescheduled for Friday, October 13, 2023.
  • Recycle Collection for Tuesday and Thursday Routes: The recycle collection for these routes will be completed on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Customers are asked to place their trash carts curbside before 10:00am to ensure trash is collected. Additionally, all GSWA facilities, including Customer Service centers, Residential Transfer Stations, Layon Landfill, and Hauler Only Transfer Stations, will also resume normal business hours.

For more information, visit gswa.guam.gov or contact customer service at 671- 646-3111 or email customerservice@gswa.guam.gov.

GFD Fuel Container Waiver Rescinded

As of 10am the Fuel Permit Waiver has been rescinded. Normal policies and procedures are effective immediately.

Visit the following links for the latest information:

This will be the final statement from the Joint Information Center unless additional information is warranted.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2023 | 12:35 a.m.

UOG CAMPUS ADVISORY #2

Håfa Adai UOG Community,

We hope everyone is safe after the storm.

Below is the latest JIC Release which notes that Guam is anticipated to be placed in COR 4 at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

UOG employees should plan to report to the campus at 10 a.m. on Wed. morning to assess their workspaces and facilities and to prepare the campus to reopen to the public. 

Please continue to monitor your emails and this page for the latest updates and campus advisories.

Si Yu'os Ma'åse!

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Monday, October 10, 2023 | 9:00 p.m.

JIC Release #12 - COR 4 Anticipated by 10 AM Wednesday Morning; Assessments to be Made at First Light

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 at this time. The community is advised to remain indoors until COR 4 is announced.

As of 7 p.m., Typhoon Bolaven was located near 14.8 degrees north latitude and 145.4 degrees east longitude, about 90 miles north-northwest of Guam, moving northwest at 14 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Bolaven is passing between Rota and Tinian and is now entering the Philippine Sea. Bolaven`s motion will slowly pull it away from Tinian and Saipan overnight.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for Guam until 10:15 p.m. Between 2.5 and 5.7 inches of rain has fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible. Flash flooding is ongoing. The community is advised to remain off the roadways through the evening.

When is COR 4?

Guam will remain in COR 1 this evening. The community is advised to remain indoors and off the roadways, even if damaging winds and rains subside through the night. At first light on Wednesday, October 11, Governor Leon Guerrero will do a windshield assessment of damages.

Based on current agency reports and guidance from the National Weather Service, Governor Leon Guerrero anticipates declaring COR 4 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Government of Guam operations will resume at 10 a.m.

GDOE School Update

Guam Department of Education (GDOE) classes, to include after school sports activities and the ASPIRE program, will remain closed for the day. Additional information regarding classes resuming and make-up days will be issued at a later time. GDOE employees should report to work two hours after the declaration of COR 4.

GCC Update

In preparation for the return to Condition of Readiness (COR) 4, the Guam Community College (GCC) advises that GCC employees should be ready to report to work by 10 a.m. tomorrow, October 11, 2023. Classes will resume as soon as the campus is cleared to open. GCC students are asked to check their MyGCC accounts as well as the GCC’s social media channels regularly for updated information.

Emergency Shelters Update

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) opened six (6) emergency shelters at 6 p.m. this evening. GDOE is able to accommodate O2 dependent residents who need a power source at certain emergency shelters. See below for more information:

As of 8:00 p.m.:

Emergency Shelter Current Numbers Max Capacity % Capacity
AsTumbo Elementary School 107 182 59%
Machanaonao Elementary School 204 208 98%
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School* 103 285 36%
Upi Elementary School 2 336 1%
George Washington High School* 34 100 34%
Talo’fo’fo Elementary School* 32 311 10%
Total 482 1422 34%

*Emergency shelter able to accommodate O2 dependent residents

Visit the Joint Region Marianas Facebook Page:

For all military base patrons, please continue to visit the JRM Facebook page as well as each of the individual military installation social media pages for all of the latest information about various closures and availability of services.

Visit GIAA Website for Live Flight Data:

The Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) reminds the community that the airport is open 24/7 and will service any and all airline flights. Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for the latest updates. Visit https://www.guamairport.com/ to view live flight data.

Visit the following links for the latest information:

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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Monday, October 10, 2023 | 1:35 p.m.

JIC Release #10 - Bolaven Upgraded to a Typhoon; DPHSS Update; Shelters Update

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 at this time. The community is advised to remain indoors until COR 4 is announced.

Bolaven Update

As of 1 p.m., Bolaven has been upgraded to a typhoon. Typhoon Bolaven was located near 14.0 degrees north latitude and 146.0 degrees east longitude, about 90 miles east-northeast of Guam, moving northwest at 15 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

On its current track, Bolaven is anticipated to pass north of Rota, between Rota and Tinian.

What to Expect

A flash flood warning is now in effect islandwide for Guam until 4:15 p.m. Between 1 and 1.8 inches of rain have already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3.6 inches are possible. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

  • Be aware of your surroundings and remain off the roadways;
  • Be alert for low visibilities in heavy rain;
  • Slow down where water is ponding on the road;
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

Guam can expect a heavy rain event. The closest point of approach is expected between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today but this may change. The worst conditions are expected between noon, with tropical storm force winds (39 mph or more) through this evening but even after that, torrential rainfall is expected. Rainfall amounts of about 1 footto 1.5 feet of rain between sunrise this morning and tomorrow morning are expected.

Stay Out of the Water

Residents and visitors of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) are cautioned against engaging in any kind of water-related activities during the approach and passing of Tropical Storm Bolaven. The public is advised to stay clear of the ocean as hazardous sea conditions are being created by Tropical Storm Bolaven.

In addition to entering the water during heavy surf and rough seas, residents and visitors are also advised against venturing along trails close to the water or shoreline, as high surf can knock a person down and sweep them off beaches and rocks. These waves can be deadly, even for the most experienced swimmers.

Residents should also be informed that before and during the storm, rescue personnel may not be able to respond due to deteriorating weather conditions. Resources such as boats, jet skis, and aircraft normally involved in search and rescue operations have been secured due to conditions being too dangerous.

Please continue to monitor weather conditions as Tropical Storm Bolaven makes its approach to Guam and the CNMI.

DPHSS Update

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) is providing the following tips to help preserve insulin and other medication:

  • Insulin, when opened, can last 14-28 days in room temperature.
  • Insulin Mixtures such as Novolog Mix 70/30 can last up to 28 days in room temperature in a Vial and 14 days if in a FlexPen.
  • Long-Acting Insulin such as Lantus can last up to 28 days if in a Vial, Cartridge or SoloStar Pen.
  • Insulin products such as vials or cartridges supplied by manufacturers (opened or unopened) may be left unrefrigerated at temperatures between 59°F and 86°F for up to 28 days and continue to work. However, an insulin product that has been altered for the purpose of dilution or to transfer it to the manufacturer’s original vial should be discarded within two (2) weeks.
  • Insulin loses some effectiveness when exposed to extreme temperatures. Keep insulin away from direct heat and out of direct sunlight.
  • Under emergency conditions, individuals can use insulin that has been stored above 86°F until access to properly stored insulin becomes available again.

When in doubt, follow the manufacturer’s instructions listed on the packaging. For more information,
individuals can visit the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website at fda.gov.

Emergency Shelters Update

If you need to evacuate to an emergency shelter, before you leave home, shut off your incoming electricity at the main breaker or switch, usually located by the electric meter or in the circuit breaker panel. If you are dependent on an electrically-powered life support system, consider having a backup generator. Otherwise, make plans ahead of time to go to an alternate location where electricity will be available.

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) opened six (6) emergency shelters at 6 p.m. this evening. GDOE is able to accommodate O2 dependent residents who need a power source at certain emergency shelters.

See below for more information:

Emergency Shelter Current Numbers Max Capacity % Capacity
AsTumbo Elementary School 94 182 49%
Machanaonao Elementary School 199 208 96%
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School* 97 285 32%
Upi Elementary School 2 336 1%
George Washington High School* 33 100 31%
Talo’fo’fo Elementary School* 32 311 8%
Total 457 1422 32%

*Emergency shelter able to accommodate O2 dependent residents

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO THE SHELTER?
  1. 7-day supply of food and water for all members of your family
  2. Bedding
  3. Personal hygiene products
  4. Medication
  5. 7-day of supply for infants and toddlers, including diapers and formula
  6. Valid Photo ID
  7. Important documents including birth certificates, passports and medical immunization cards
SHELTER RULES
  1. Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated.
  2. Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayors’ Offices.
  3. Bring a 7-day supply of food, water & prescriptions; infants & toddlers should have a 7- day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food.
  4. Bring bedding, toiletries, toilet tissue, and personal hygiene products.
  5. Must complete registration. Bring a form of valid I.D.
  6. Must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms.
  7. 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.
  8. Public Law 21-139 dictates that there is no smoking on school premises. Smoking is not allowed in the shelter. Smoking is permitted outside the campus in designated smoking areas only. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly.
  9. Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times.
  10. If you bring 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.
  11. Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left unattended.
  12. No cooking or gas stoves.
  13. For your safety DO NOT LEAVE THE SHELTER before COR 4 has been declared.
  14. Only service animals are allowed at this time.
  15. 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.

Visit GIAA Website for Live Flight Data:

The Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) reminds the community that the airport is open 24/7 and will service any and all airline flights. Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for the latest updates. Visit https://www.guamairport.com/ to view live flight data.

Visit the following links for the latest information:

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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Monday, October 10, 2023 | 9:10 a.m.

JIC Release #9 - Guam in COR 1; Remain Indoors; Shelter Update; Healthcare Information

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 at this time. The community is advised to remain indoors until COR 4 is announced.

Bolaven Update

As of 7 a.m., Tropical Storm Bolaven was located near 13.4 degrees north latitude and 147.0 degrees east longitude, about 150 miles east of Guam, moving northwest at 16 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Bolaven is forecast to intensify through Wednesday afternoon, possibly becoming a typhoon later today.

On its current track, Bolaven is anticipated to pass between Rota and Tinian.

What to Expect

Guam can expect a heavy rain event. Heavy winds and rains are anticipated to begin by 10 a.m. today. The closest point of approach is expected between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today but this may change.

The worst conditions are expected between noon, with tropical storm force winds (39 mph or more) through this evening but even after that, torrential rainfall is expected. Rainfall amounts of about 1 foot to 1.5 feet of rain between sunrise this morning and tomorrow morning are expected.

Stay Out of the Water

Residents and visitors of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) are cautioned against engaging in any kind of water-related activities during the approach and passing of Tropical Storm Bolaven. The public is advised to stay clear of the ocean as hazardous sea conditions are being created by Tropical Storm Bolaven.

In addition to entering the water during heavy surf and rough seas, residents and visitors are also advised against venturing along trails close to the water or shoreline, as high surf can knock a person down and sweep them off beaches and rocks. These waves can be deadly, even for the most experienced swimmers.

Residents should also be informed that before and during the storm, rescue personnel may not be able to respond due to deteriorating weather conditions. Resources such as boats, jet skis, and aircraft normally involved in search and rescue operations have been secured due to conditions being too dangerous.

Please continue to monitor weather conditions as Tropical Storm Bolaven makes its approach to Guam and the CNMI.

Emergency Shelters Available

If you need to evacuate to an emergency shelter, before you leave home, shut off your incoming electricity at the main breaker or switch, usually located by the electric meter or in the circuit breaker panel.

If you are dependent on an electrically-powered life support system, consider having a backup generator. Otherwise, make plans ahead of time to go to an alternate location where electricity will be available.

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) opened six (6) emergency shelters at 6 p.m. this evening. GDOE is able to accommodate O2 dependent residents who need a power source at certain emergency shelters. See below for more information:

Emergency Shelter Current Numbers Max Capacity % Capacity
AsTumbo Elementary School 89 182 49%
Machanaonao Elementary School 199 208 96%
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School* 92 285 32%
Upi Elementary School 2 336 1%
George Washington High School* 31 100 31%
Talo’fo’fo Elementary School* 24 311 8%
Total 437 1422 31%

*Emergency shelter able to accommodate O2 dependent residents

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO THE SHELTER?
  1. 7-day supply of food and water for all members of your family
  2. Bedding
  3. Personal hygiene products
  4. Medication
  5. 7-day of supply for infants and toddlers, including diapers and formula
  6. Valid Photo ID
  7. Important documents including birth certificates, passports and medical immunization cards
SHELTER RULES
  1. Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated.
  2. Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayors’ Offices.
  3. Bring a 7-day supply of food, water & prescriptions; infants & toddlers should have a 7- day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food.
  4. Bring bedding, toiletries, toilet tissue, and personal hygiene products.
  5. Must complete registration. Bring a form of valid I.D.
  6. Must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms.
  7. 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.
  8. Public Law 21-139 dictates that there is no smoking on school premises. Smoking is not allowed in the shelter. Smoking is permitted outside the campus in designated smoking areas only. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly.
  9. Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times.
  10. If you bring 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.
  11. Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left
    unattended.
  12. No cooking or gas stoves.
  13. For your safety DO NOT LEAVE THE SHELTER before COR 4 has been declared.
  14. Only service animals are allowed at this time.
  15. 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.

GMH Update

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) are accepting pregnant mothers who are thirty-six (36) weeks or more and all high-risk pregnant mothers who are twenty-four (24) weeks or more into their pregnancy as of 6 p.m. this evening. Pregnant mothers who arrive later will still be accepted. Expectant mothers are asked to please check with their healthcare provider for guidance if they are unsure if they have a high-risk pregnancy.

Upon arrival, pregnant mothers should check in at the Patient Registration Dept. on the 1st floor. Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital for the duration of the storm until it is determined to be safe for them to return to their homes at COR 4.

All pregnant mothers are asked to have a complete meal before they check into the hospital this evening. Pregnant mothers are asked to please bring their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens.

All pregnant mothers who need to come to GMH are asked to bring the following for their comfort and convenience:

  1. ID and insurance cards
  2. Meals will be provided but mothers are encouraged to bring additional drinking water and snacks that do not require refrigeration or heating
  3. Any necessary medications
  4. Mothers asked to bring in their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens so they are comfortable
  5. Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, lotions, etc.)
  6. Change of clothing
  7. Entertainment (i.e. games, cards, movies, headphones, books, etc.) to help pass the time

For hospital safety, the following RESTRICTIONS will be in place for all pregnant mothers:

  • No escorts, support persons, children, or pets (with the exception of service animals) will be allowed to accompany pregnant mothers
  • No smoking/vaping, alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons will be permitted

For the community’s safety, visiting hours and family viewings will be suspended upon announcement of COR 1 with the exception of approved watchers. All Elective Outpatient Surgeries for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 9-11, 2023 will be rescheduled. GMHA will announce resuming regular services after the declaration of COR 4.

GRMC Update

The Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) will suspend visiting hours as of 12:00pm today. All GRMC clinics will be open until 12 p.m. today and will reopen once the island is placed on COR 4. All appointments will be rescheduled accordingly. All admitted patients are permitted to have one (1) watcher. Watchers must be checked in with Customer Relations in the Main lobby no later than Tuesday, October 10, at 12 p.m. Switching out will not be permitted after this time. Please note; watchers are encouraged to bring food for personal consumption (that does not require refrigeration) for the duration of the storm. Watchers advised not to bring personal linens and pillows as these will be provided. All emergencies will be properly assessed, triaged, and treated accordingly.

Fresenius Dialysis Centers

The Fresenius Dialysis Centers will be open until 12 p.m. today, October 10. Fresenius facilities have contacted patients regarding their dialysis treatments. The clinics are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, October 11.

Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic

The Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic is closed today, October 10, 2023.

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) Suicide & Crisis Lifeline remains operational 24/7. The community may call or text the hotline at 988, or chat online at 988lifeline.org.

Visit GIAA Website for Live Flight Data:

The Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) reminds the community that the airport is open 24/7 and will service any and all airline flights. Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for the latest updates. Visit https://www.guamairport.com/ to view live flight data.

Visit the following links for the latest information:

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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Monday, October 9, 2023 | 6:05 p.m.

JIC Release #7 - Emergency Shelters Now Open; Support for O2 Dependent Residents; Expectant Mothers Now Accepted; Healthcare Updates; Clarification on Emergency Declaration

Emergency Shelters Open Now:

If you need to evacuate to an emergency shelter, before you leave home, shut off your incoming electricity at the main breaker or switch, usually located by the electric meter or in the circuit breaker panel. If you are dependent on an electrically-powered life support system, consider having a backup generator. Otherwise, make plans ahead of time to go to an alternate location where electricity will be available.

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) opened six (6) emergency shelters at 6 p.m. this evening. GDOE is able to accommodate O2 dependent residents who need a power source at certain emergency shelters.

See below for more information:

Northern
  • AsTumbo Elementary School
  • Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School - Able to accommodate O2 dependent residents
  • Machananao Elementary School
  • Upi Elementary School
Central
  • George Washington High School - Able to accommodate O2 dependent residents
Southern
  • Talo’fo’fo Elementary School - Able to accommodate O2 dependent residents
WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO THE SHELTER?
  1. 7-day supply of food and water for all members of your family
  2. Bedding
  3. Personal hygiene products
  4. Medication
  5. 7-day of supply for infants and toddlers, including diapers and formula
  6. Valid Photo ID
  7. Important documents including birth certificates, passports and medical immunization cards
SHELTER RULES
  1. Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated.
  2. Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayors’ Offices.
  3. Bring a 7-day supply of food, water & prescriptions; infants & toddlers should have a 7- day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food.
  4. Bring bedding, toiletries, toilet tissue, and personal hygiene products.
  5. Must complete registration. Bring a form of valid I.D.
  6. Must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms.
  7. 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.
  8. Public Law 21-139 dictates that there is no smoking on school premises. Smoking is not allowed in the shelter. Smoking is permitted outside the campus in designated smoking areas only. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly.
  9. Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times.
  10. If you bring 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.
  11. Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left
    unattended.
  12. No cooking or gas stoves.
  13. For your safety DO NOT LEAVE THE SHELTER before COR 4 has been declared.
  14. Only service animals are allowed at this time.
  15. 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 for information on transportation. Residents will need to go to their respective Mayor’s Office for bus transportation to the shelters. Village Mayors’ contact information is listed below:

AGANA HEIGHTS
Paul M. McDonald, Mayor
mayor.mcdonald671@gmail.com 
671-472-6393/8285/6

ASAN-MAINA
Frankie A. Salas, Mayor
asanmainamayor@gmail.com 
671-472-6581/671-479-2726

BARRIGADA
June U. Blas, Mayor
mayorbarrigada@gmail.com 
671-734-3725/34/36/37/3859

CHALAN PAGO-ORDOT
Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor
ocp.mayor@gmail.com 
671-472-8302/3/7173

MANGILAO
Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor
mayorallan.ungacta@yahoo.com 
671-734-2163/5731

MONGMONG-TOTO-MAITE
Rudy A. Paco, Mayor
mtmmayorpaco17@gmail.com 
671-477-6758/9090/671-479-6800/6801

PITI
Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor
jesse.alig@pitiguam.com 
671-472-1232/3

SANTA RITA-SUMAI
Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor
srsmo.mayor@gmail.com 
671-565-2514/4337/4302/04

DEDEDO
Melissa B. Savares, Mayor
melissa.savares@gmail.com 
671-632-5203/5019/671-637-9014

HAGAT
Kevin J. T. Susuico, Mayor
agatmayor@yahoo.com 
671-565-2524/4330/4335/4336

HAGATNA
John A. Cruz, Mayor
hagatnamayor2004@gmail.com 
671-477-8045/47/671-472-6379

HUMATAK
Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor
umatacmo@gmail.com 
671-828-2940/8251/52/58

INALAHAN
Anthony P. Chargualaf, Mayor
inalahanmayor@gmail.com 
671-475-2509/10/11

MALESSO
Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor
mayorernestc@yahoo.com 
671-828-8312/2941

SINAJANA
Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor
guammayor@gmail.com 
671-472-6707/671-477-3323

TALOFOFO
Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor
talofofomayor@gmail.com 
671-789-1421/3262

TAMUNING
Louise C. Rivera, Mayor
mayorlcrivera.tatuha@gmail.com 
671-646-5211/8646
671-647-9816/9819/20

YIGO
Anthony P. Sanchez, Mayor
ymayortony@gmail.com 
671-653-5248/9119/9446

YONA
Bill A. Quenga, Mayor
yonamayor2020@gmail.com 
671-789-4798/0012/1525/6

Healthcare Updates:

GMH Update

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) has begun accepting pregnant mothers who are thirty-six (36) weeks or more and all high-risk pregnant mothers who are twenty-four (24) weeks or more into their pregnancy as of 6 p.m. this evening. Pregnant mothers who arrive later will still be accepted. Expectant mothers are asked to please check with their healthcare provider for guidance if they are unsure if they have a high-risk pregnancy.

Upon arrival, pregnant mothers should check in at the Patient Registration Dept. on the 1st floor. Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital for the duration of the storm until it is determined to be safe for them to return to their homes at COR 4.

All pregnant mothers are asked to have a complete meal before they check into the hospital this evening. Pregnant mothers are asked to please bring their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens.

All pregnant mothers who need to come to GMH are asked to bring the following for their comfort and convenience:

  1. ID and insurance cards
  2. Meals will be provided but mothers are encouraged to bring additional drinking water and snacks that do not require refrigeration or heating
  3. Any necessary medications
  4. Mothers asked to bring in their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens so they are comfortable
  5. Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, lotions, etc.)
  6. Change of clothing
  7. Entertainment (i.e. games, cards, movies, headphones, books, etc.) to help pass the time

For hospital safety, the following RESTRICTIONS will be in place for all pregnant mothers:

  • No escorts, support persons, children, or pets (with the exception of service animals) will be allowed to accompany pregnant mothers
  • No smoking/vaping, alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons will be permitted

For the community’s safety, visiting hours and family viewings will be suspended upon announcement of COR 1 with the exception of approved watchers. All Elective Outpatient Surgeries for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 9-11, 2023 will be rescheduled. GMHA will announce resuming regular services after the declaration of COR 4.

Fresenius Dialysis Centers Update

The Fresenius Dialysis Centers will be open from 5 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. Fresenius facilities have contacted patients regarding their dialysis treatments. The clinics are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, October 11.

Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic Update

The Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic will be closed on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

Clarification on Emergency Declaration:

Today, President Biden approved Governor Leon Guerrero’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration in response to Tropical Storm Bolaven. The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the territory of Guam.

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Monday, October 9, 2023 | 5:20 p.m.

JIC Release #6 - Guam in COR 1 at 10PM; Disaster Declaration Approved for Guam; GIAA Update

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero will place Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 at 10 p.m. this evening, October 9, 2023. At COR1, destructive winds are possible within the next 12 hours.

Simultaneously, Joint Region Marianas (JRM), Naval Base Guam (NBG), Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz (MCBCB) will also be in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 1 at 10 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2023. The Department of Defense (DoD) will delay implementing some of the TCCOR1 actions to minimize impact to installation services. For installation-specific operations or questions, please consult the respective installation Facebook page or reach out to the Public Affairs Officer.

Disaster Declaration Approved for Guam:

Today, President Biden approved Governor Leon Guerrero’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration in response to Tropical Storm Bolaven. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas in Guam, as authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act.

Bolaven Update

As of 4 p.m., Tropical Storm Bolaven was located near 11.4 degrees north latitude and 149.2 degrees east longitude, about 330 miles east-southeast of Guam, moving west-northwest at 10 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Bolaven is forecast to intensify through Tuesday, possibly becoming a typhoon Tuesday morning.

Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or more are expected for Guam as early as Tuesday midday and lasting through Wednesday. At this time, the closest point of approach to Guam is 8 p.m. Tuesday. This could change.

Tropical Storm Bolaven should not be underestimated. All islands will feel the passage of Bolaven, but any one, or two, islands could face a direct hit (maximum intensity).

GIAA Update:

Airlines will continue all scheduled flights through this evening. Airport, regulatory, food and beverage and retail will continue passenger processing and passenger service until the last flight leaves and will prepare to open upon declaration of COR 4 and first flight arrives after the storm. Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for latest updates. GIAA will be active on Facebook and Instagram to provide updates. Visit www.guamairport.net to view live flight data.

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Monday, October 9, 2023 | 1:45 p.m.

JIC Release #5 - Emergency Shelter Update; DPHSS Update; GFD Update; GSWA Update

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2. At COR2, the Government of Guam, with the exception of essential services, will not be operational and will remain closed until COR 4 is announced.

Joint Region Marianas (JRM), Naval Base Guam (NBG), Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz (MCBCB) are in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 2. The Department of Defense (DoD) will delay implementing some of the TCCOR2 actions to minimize impact to installation services. All essential and customer services that would normally be open on Columbus Day will remain open on Monday, October 9. For installation-specific operations or questions, please consult the respective installation Facebook page or reach out to the Public Affairs Officer.

Bolaven Update

As of 1 p.m., Tropical Storm Bolaven was located near 11.1 degrees north latitude and 149.9 degrees east longitude, about 380 miles east-southeast of Guam, moving west-northwest at 10 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Bolaven is forecast to intensify through tonight, possibly becoming a typhoon Tuesday morning.

Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or more are expected for Guam as early as Tuesday midday and lasting through Wednesday. At this time, the closest point of approach to Guam is 8 p.m. Tuesday. This could change.

Tropical Storm Bolaven should not be underestimated. All islands will feel the passage of Bolaven, but any one, or two, islands could face a direct hit (maximum intensity).

Emergency Shelters to Open at 6 PM:

If you need to evacuate to an emergency shelter, before you leave home, shut off your incoming electricity at the main breaker or switch, usually located by the electric meter or in the circuit breaker panel. If you are dependent on an electrically-powered life support system, consider having a backup generator. Otherwise, make plans ahead of time to go to an alternate location where electricity will be available.

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) has prepared to open six (6) emergency shelters at 6 p.m., Monday, October 9. Emergency shelters will NOT open prior to 6 pm.

The following emergency shelters open today:

Northern
  • AsTumbo Elementary School
  • Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School
  • Machananao Elementary School
  • Upi Elementary School
Central
  • George Washington High School
Southern
  • Talo’fo’fo Elementary School
WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO THE SHELTER?
  1. 7-day supply of food and water for all members of your family
  2. Bedding
  3. Personal hygiene products
  4. Medication
  5. 7-day of supply for infants and toddlers, including diapers and formula
  6. Valid Photo ID
  7. Important documents including birth certificates, passports and medical immunization cards
SHELTER RULES
  1. Be respectful to fellow residents and staff. No foul language, abusive behavior, stealing or destruction of property will be accepted or tolerated.
  2. Busing to/from shelters is available at the Mayors’ Offices.
  3. Bring a 7-day supply of food, water & prescriptions; infants & toddlers should have a 7- day supply of disposable diapers, baby formula & baby food.
  4. Bring bedding, toiletries, toilet tissue, and personal hygiene products.
  5. Must complete registration. Bring a form of valid I.D.
  6. Must report Tuberculosis or flu-like symptoms.
  7. 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.
  8. Public Law 21-139 dictates that there is no smoking on school premises. Smoking is not allowed in the shelter. Smoking is permitted outside the campus in designated smoking areas only. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly.
  9. Quiet hours will be announced and enforced in the sleeping areas. However, sleeping areas should be kept quiet at all times.
  10. If you bring 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.
  11. Parents must maintain responsibility and supervision for their children. Children must never be left
    unattended.
  12. No cooking or gas stoves.
  13. For your safety DO NOT LEAVE THE SHELTER before COR 4 has been declared.
  14. Only service animals are allowed at this time.
  15. 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 for information on transportation. Residents will need to go to their respective Mayor’s Office for bus transportation to the shelters. Transportation to the shelters from the Village Mayor’s Offices will not begin until 5:30 p.m., Monday, October 9. Village Mayors’ contact information is listed below:

AGANA HEIGHTS
Paul M. McDonald, Mayor
mayor.mcdonald671@gmail.com 
671-472-6393/8285/6

ASAN-MAINA
Frankie A. Salas, Mayor
asanmainamayor@gmail.com 
671-472-6581/671-479-2726

BARRIGADA
June U. Blas, Mayor
mayorbarrigada@gmail.com 
671-734-3725/34/36/37/3859

CHALAN PAGO-ORDOT
Jessy C. Gogue, Mayor
ocp.mayor@gmail.com 
671-472-8302/3/7173

DEDEDO
Melissa B. Savares, Mayor
melissa.savares@gmail.com 
671-632-5203/5019/671-637-9014

HAGAT
Kevin J. T. Susuico, Mayor
agatmayor@yahoo.com 
671-565-2524/4330/4335/4336

HAGATNA
John A. Cruz, Mayor
hagatnamayor2004@gmail.com 
671-477-8045/47/671-472-6379

HUMATAK
Johnny A. Quinata, Mayor
umatacmo@gmail.com 
671-828-2940/8251/52/58

INALAHAN
Anthony P. Chargualaf, Mayor
inalahanmayor@gmail.com 
671-475-2509/10/11

MALESSO
Ernest T. Chargualaf, Mayor
mayorernestc@yahoo.com 
671-828-8312/2941

MANGILAO
Allan R.G. Ungacta, Mayor
mayorallan.ungacta@yahoo.com 
671-734-2163/5731

MONGMONG-TOTO-MAITE
Rudy A. Paco, Mayor
mtmmayorpaco17@gmail.com 
671-477-6758/9090/671-479-6800/6801

PITI
Jesse L.G. Alig, Mayor
jesse.alig@pitiguam.com 
671-472-1232/3

SANTA RITA-SUMAI
Dale E. Alvarez, Mayor
srsmo.mayor@gmail.com 
671-565-2514/4337/4302/04

SINAJANA
Robert RDC Hofmann, Mayor
guammayor@gmail.com 
671-472-6707/671-477-3323

TALOFOFO
Vicente S. Taitague, Mayor
talofofomayor@gmail.com 
671-789-1421/3262

TAMUNING
Louise C. Rivera, Mayor
mayorlcrivera.tatuha@gmail.com 
671-646-5211/8646
671-647-9816/9819/20

YIGO
Anthony P. Sanchez, Mayor
ymayortony@gmail.com 
671-653-5248/9119/9446

YONA
Bill A. Quenga, Mayor
yonamayor2020@gmail.com 
671-789-4798/0012/1525/6

DPHSS Update:

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Division of Environmental Health (DEH) Pre-Operational Inspection appointments scheduled for October 9, 2023 and October 10, 2023 are canceled; applicants will be contacted by DEH to reschedule when normal operations resume.

For clearances for business licenses and permits, the Business License and Permit Center (BLPC) is currently closed. DEH will resume the processing of clearances once BLPC reopens.

Once BLPC resumes normal operations, a DEH representative will be available on Fridays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for accepting new Sanitary Permit applications and for the processing of clearances.

Call (671) 300-9571/75 or email dphss-deh@dphss.guam.gov for more information.

The DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC) in Inalahan will open at 6 p.m. this evening and will remain open throughout Tropical Storm Bolaven. DPHSS reminds the community that if you are experiencing a life-threatening condition to please contact 911.

GFD Update:

Patients that require constant supplemental oxygen at home are urged to ensure they have filled, backup cylinders to last the duration of the storm. Those with powered units should also have an alternative source that does not require electricity in case of power outages.

Water Safety:

Residents and visitors of Guam and CNMI are cautioned against engaging in any kind of water-related activities during the approach and passing of Tropical Storm Bolaven. The public is advised to stay clear of the ocean as hazardous sea conditions are being created by Tropical Storm Bolaven.

Residents and visitors are also advised against venturing along trails close to the water or shoreline, as high surf can knock a person down and sweep them off beaches and rocks. These waves can be deadly, even for the most experienced swimmers.

Before and during the storm, rescue personnel may not be able to respond due to deteriorating weather conditions. Resources such as boats, jet skis, and aircraft normally involved in search and rescue operations may be secured when conditions become too dangerous.

GSWA Update:

Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) Administrative and Customer Service offices, Residential Transfer Stations, Layon Landfill, and the Hauler Only Transfer Station are open for normal business hours today, Monday, October 9, 2023. Additionally, trash collection services will continue as scheduled for Monday customers.

On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, GSWA facilities will be closed and trash collection services will be temporarily suspended until COR 4 is declared or unless otherwise announced by GSWA. Customers are strongly advised to securely store their trash and recycle bins to help prevent the loss or scattering of waste and recyclables and prevent potential hazards during adverse weather conditions. For more information, visit www.guamsolidwasteauthority.com 

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Monday, October 9, 2023 | 9:50 a.m.

JIC Release #4 - Guam in COR 2; Bolaven Continues Approach to the Marianas

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2. Concurrently, Joint Region Marianas (JRM), Naval Base Guam (NBG), Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz (MCBCB) are in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 2. The Department of Defense (DoD) will delay implementing some of the TCCOR2 actions to minimize impact to installation services. All essential and customer services that would normally be open on Columbus Day will remain open on Monday, October 9. For installation-specific operations or questions, please consult the respective installation Facebook page or reach out to the Public Affairs Officer.

Bolaven Update

As of 7 a.m., Tropical Storm Bolaven was located near 10.9 degrees north latitude and 151.1 degrees east longitude, about 460 miles east-southeast of Guam, moving northwest at 8 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. It is expected to make a slight turn toward the northwest with a slight increase in forward speed through Tuesday. Bolaven is forecast to intensify through Tuesday afternoon, possibly becoming a typhoon.

Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or more are expected for Guam as early as Tuesday midday and lasting through Wednesday. At this time, the closest point of approach to Guam is 8 p.m. Tuesday. This could change.

Tropical Storm Bolaven should not be underestimated. All islands will feel the passage of Bolaven, but any one, or two, islands could face a direct hit (maximum intensity).

A tropical storm warning is now in effect for Guam, meaning tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or more are expected within 24 hours, and that Typhoon force winds are possible.

A typhoon watch remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. A typhoon watch means that there is a high possibility for damaging (39 mph) and/or destructive (58 mph) winds.

A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of Guam and the Northern Marianas with 6 - 10 inches of rainfall possible.

Shelter Information will be Provided Later Today

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is preparing to open certain emergency shelters at 6:00 p.m. today, October 9. More information is forthcoming regarding locations, rules and regulations. Emergency shelters will NOT be open until 6 p.m., Monday, October 9. Do not attempt to go to any emergency shelter until the designated opening time.

Government of Guam Closed; Exceptions to Certain Operations

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

Emergency Rental Assistance eligible tenants with documents submission due dates of Oct 9-11, 2023 will have an automatic extension for document submission to Friday, Oct 13.

Healthcare Update

GMH Update

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) will be accepting pregnant mothers who are thirty-six (36) weeks or more and all high-risk pregnant mothers who are twenty-four (24) weeks or more into their pregnancy beginning October 9, 2023 at 6 p.m. this evening. Pregnant mothers who arrive later will still be accepted. Expectant mothers are asked to please check with their healthcare provider for guidance if they are unsure if they have a high-risk pregnancy.

Upon arrival, pregnant mothers should check in at the Patient Registration Dept. on the 1st floor. Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital for the duration of the storm until it is determined to be safe for them to return to their homes at COR 4.

All pregnant mothers are asked to have a complete meal before they check into the hospital this evening. Pregnant mothers are asked to please bring their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens.

All pregnant mothers who need to come to GMH are asked to bring the following for their comfort and convenience:

  1. ID and insurance cards
  2. Meals will be provided but mothers are encouraged to bring additional drinking water and snacks that do not require refrigeration or heating
  3. Any necessary medications
  4. Mothers asked to bring in their own clean pillows, blankets, and linens so they are comfortable
  5. Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, lotions, etc.)
  6. Change of clothing
  7. Entertainment (i.e. games, cards, movies, headphones, books, etc.) to help pass the time

For hospital safety, the following RESTRICTIONS will be in place for all pregnant mothers:

  • No escorts, support persons, children, or pets (with the exception of service animals) will be allowed to accompany pregnant mothers
  • No smoking/vaping, alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons will be permitted

For the Community’s safety, visiting hours and family viewings will be suspended upon announcement of COR I with the exception of approved watchers. All Elective Outpatient Surgeries for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 9-11, 2023 will be rescheduled. GMHA will announce resuming regular services after the declaration of COR 4.

DPHSS Update

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) announces that during Condition of Readiness (COR) 2, the following Division of Senior Citizens (DSC) essential services will be provided on Monday October 9, 2023:

  • Homebound Meals: Warm meals will be provided Monday October 9, 2023. For any questions
    individuals can contact SH Enterprises, the Elderly Nutrition Program vendor at (671)-649-9716/9727.
  • Senior Citizens Centers and Adult Day Care Centers will only provide Grab-n-Go meals for Senior
    Center and Adult Day Care clients at their respective Centers on Monday October 9, 2023. For any
    questions individuals can contact SH Enterprises, the Elderly Nutrition Program vendor at
    (671)-649-9716/9727.
  • Case Management Services, In-Home Services and the National Family Caregiver Support Program will provide services on Monday October 9, 2023. For more information individuals may contact (671)-735-3277.
  • Elder Justice Legal Assistance Services will be closed Monday, October 9, 2023 and will remain closed until further notice.
  • Transportation services program will provide services on Monday October 9, 2023. For more
    information contact (671) 647-7382 dispatch.
  • To report abuse against a senior age 60 and older or an adult with a disability age 18 years and older individuals can contact the 24 Hours Crisis Intervention Hotline at (671) 632-8853.

For any questions or inquiries, individuals can email Biba.seniorcitizens@dphss.guam.gov.

The DPHSS Northern Community Health Center (NRCHC) Pharmacy will close at 12pm on Monday, October 9. CHC patients are urged to refill their prescriptions before 12:00 pm.

GBHWC Update

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) Pharmacy will be open today, October 9, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The GBHWC Suicide & Crisis Lifeline remains operational 24/7. The community may call or text the hotline at 988, or chat online at 988lifeline.org.

GFD Safety Tips

GENERATOR SAFETY: If you are using a generator in the event of a power outage, please adhere to the following safety precautions:

  • Be aware of hazards: Common hazards include shocks and electrocution from incorrect use, carbon monoxide (CO) from a generator’s exhaust, fires from improper refueling or fuel storage, and noise/vibration hazards.
  • Keep generators at least 15 feet from any open window, door, or vent while in use. Do not operate a generator in a garage or storage area even with the door open.
  • Always follow instructions in the owner’s manual proper “grounding” of the generator.
  • Clear flammable and combustible material at least 3 to 4 feet around the generator to avoid a fire. Place the generator either in a dry area or under an open canopy structure outside and away from your home; never run generators in the rain or when wet.
  • Plug appliances directly into the generator and do not plug multiple power strips together. If you must use an extension cord, it should be 3-pronged, grounded, heavy-duty and labeled for outdoor use. Check cords regularly for damage (such as cuts or fraying) that could cause a fire.
  • Do not “back feed” power by plugging the generator into a wall outlet. Back feeding will put you and others, including utility workers, at serious risk for electrocution and/or electrical fire risk.
  • Even if operated for a short time, generators can become hot very quickly. If you must touch the generator, wear protective gloves. To avoid electric shock or electrocution, do not try to fix or otherwise work on a generator while it is on or plugged in.
  • Always keep a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby. If you or others show symptoms of CO poisoning (light-headed, dizzy, tiredness, or nausea) go outside immediately for fresh air and seek medical attention.

FUEL STORAGE:

  • Only use fuel recommended in the owner’s manual.
  • Keep fuel in an ANSI-approved container away from the generator.
  • Store outdoors in a cool, well-ventilated space – never indoors.
  • Do not fuel the generator while it is running.

USE OF CANDLES: The Guam Fire Department recommends the use of flashlights instead of candles during power outages; however, if you must use candles, the following safety measures must be taken:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish candles completely before you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep candles away from decorations,
    curtains, bedding, paper, walls, furniture, and other combustible materials.
  • Always keep candles, matches, and lighters out of the reach of children and never leave children
    unattended in a room where candles are lit. Place candles out of the reach of children and pets and away from areas where they can be knocked over.
  • Keep burning candles away from flammable liquids.
  • Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquefied

Prepare Now

For interests at ports, docks and marinas, it is recommended that you perform the prescribed preparations according to your emergency operations plan for tropical cyclones. If you live on a boat, begin to safely secure your craft and make plans to leave it for adequate land based shelter. Listen for possible warnings. Regarding the Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan coastal waters, small craft should return to port or seek safe harbor.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautionary actions:

  • Those living in flood-prone areas should take action now; clear drainage areas and unblock storm drains to minimize flooding;
  • Stay up to date with the latest information;
  • Clear loose debris around your yard and store any items that may become airborne with heavy winds, such as canopies, tarps, and trampolines, before inclement weather arrives;
  • Have an emergency kit prepared: Store enough food and water for your household for 7-10 days. Include medication, disinfectant supplies and pet supplies;
  • Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag;
  • Review your emergency plan: If you do not have a plan, learn how to create an emergency plan; Have plans for your family members and pets. If you are a person with disabilities or a caregiver for elderly, you may need to take extra steps to plan for those additional needs.
  • Get emergency alerts: Stay informed by having a weather alert radio, battery-operated, or hand-crank radio, where you can listen to emergency news;
  • Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators;
  • Pull cash from the ATM in case of power outages;
  • Don’t drive through flood waters: Almost half of all flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. When in your car, look out for flooding in low-lying areas at bridges and at highway dips. As little as 6 inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle;
  • Secure your home. Put up shutters or board windows to mitigate impact.

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Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.

JIC Release #3 - Guam in COR 2; Governor Signs Executive Order No. 2023-11

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has placed Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2 at 8 p.m. this evening, October 8, 2023. Residents are strongly advised to use this time to prepare.

Concurrently, Joint Region Marianas (JRM), Naval Base Guam (NBG), Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz (MCBCB) are in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 2 as of 8 p.m. this evening. The Department of Defense (DoD) will delay implementing some of the TCCOR2 actions to minimize impact to installation services. All essential and customer services that would normally be open on Columbus Day will remain open on Monday, October 9. For installation-specific operations or questions, please consult the respective installation Facebook page or reach out to the Public Affairs Officer.

Governor Signs Executive Order No. 2023-11

Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order No. 2023-11 relative to declaring a state of emergency in anticipation of the approach of Tropical Storm Bolaven.

Shelter Information will be Provided Tomorrow

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is preparing to open certain emergency shelters at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 9. More information is forthcoming regarding locations, rules and regulations. Emergency shelters will NOT be open until 6 p.m., Monday, October 9. Do not attempt to go to any emergency shelter until the designated opening time.

Government of Guam Closed; Exceptions to Certain Operations

At COR2, the Government of Guam and the Guam Department of Education 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 Monday, October 9. Any changes to their operations will be announced by tomorrow.

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) Pharmacy will be open Monday, October 9, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Guam Memorial Hospital anticipates receiving pregnant mothers who are thirty-six (36) weeks or more along and all high-risk pregnant mothers who are twenty-four (24) weeks or more in their pregnancy by 6 p.m., Monday, October 9. More information regarding what the requirements are and what is allowable to bring will be provided tomorrow.

The Guam Community College campus is closed to the public and all scheduled classes, bootcamps, 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 as of the declaration by the Governor of COR 2, except for essential services, until COR 4 is restored. Legislative Emergency Session, hearings and all other legislative events scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2023, and all dates thereafter until the island is returned to COR 4, are postponed until further notice.

GFD Issues Waiver for Fire Permit Requirement

The Guam Fire Department has waived the Fire Permit Requirement for gasoline and diesel up to 20 gallons individual portable containers, effective October 8, 2023 until October 22, 2023. The waiver shall not be construed as an approval of violating any Federal or Local Highway fuel transportation requirements. The waiver does not include non-portable containers. Portable containers shall not be filled while located inside the trunk or passenger compartment of a vehicle. Containers must be of an approved material and construction designed for the type of fuel. It must have a tight closure with a screwed or spring-loaded cover so designed that the contents can be dispensed without spilling. The maximum aggregate amount for portable containers shall be 20 gallons. Portable containers shall be properly secured to the vehicle while in transit.

Fuel service stations shall be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the fuel containers are UL and/or FM approved.
  • Documentation of individuals employing the waiver shall include name, vehicle license plate number, quantity, and destination.
  • Fuel service stations shall provide the user of the waiver with a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the respective fuel purchased.
  • Customers shall be 18 years of age or older.

Bolaven Update

As of 7 p.m., Tropical Storm Bolaven was located near 9.7 degrees north latitude and 152.2 degrees east longitude, about 565 miles east-southeast of Guam, moving west at 8 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It is expected to maintain this general course with a slight increase in forward speed through Monday afternoon. Bolaven is forecast to intensify through Monday, possibly becoming a typhoon by Monday night. Current forecast tracks have Bolaven passing through the Marianas late Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Bolaven should not be underestimated. All islands will feel the passage of Bolaven, but any one, or two, islands could face a direct hit (maximum intensity). A typhoon watch remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. A typhoon watch means that there is a high possibility for damaging (39 mph) and/or destructive (58 mph) winds and heavy rains. This is expected as early as Tuesday morning.

Prepare Now

For interests at ports, docks and marinas, it is recommended that you perform the prescribed preparations according to your emergency operations plan for tropical cyclones. If you live on a boat, begin to safely secure your craft and make plans to leave it for adequate land based shelter. Listen for possible warnings. Regarding the Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan coastal waters, small craft should return to port or seek safe harbor.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautionary actions:

  • Those living in flood-prone areas should take action now; clear drainage areas and unblock storm drains to minimize flooding;
  • Stay up to date with the latest information;
  • Clear loose debris around your yard and store any items that may become airborne with heavy winds, such as canopies, tarps, and trampolines, before inclement weather arrives;
  • Have an emergency kit prepared: Store enough food and water for your household for 7-10 days. Include medication, disinfectant supplies and pet supplies;
  • Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag;
  • Review your emergency plan: If you do not have a plan, learn how to create an emergency plan; Have plans for your family members and pets. If you are a person with disabilities or a caregiver for elderly, you may need to take extra steps to plan for those additional needs.
  • Get emergency alerts: Stay informed by having a weather alert radio, battery-operated, or hand-crank radio, where you can listen to emergency news;
  • Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators;
  • Pull cash from the ATM in case of power outages;
  • Don’t drive through flood waters: Almost half of all flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. When in your car, look out for flooding in low-lying areas at bridges and at highway dips. As little as 6 inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle;
  • Secure your home. Put up shutters or board windows to mitigate impact.

The GBHWC Suicide & Crisis Lifeline remains operational 24/7. The community may call or text the hotline at 988, or chat online at 988lifeline.org.

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Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 9:37 a.m.

UOG CAMPUS ADVISORY #1

Håfa Adai UOG Faculty, Staff, and Administrators,

GHS has issued a Typhoon Watch for Guam. 

In anticipation of the approach of Tropical Storm Bolaven, President Enriquez has asked administrators and essential personnel to report to campus today to prepare and secure their work areas. 

Please contact your teams accordingly. 

FMS has already begun preparations for campus facilities. 

We will post campus updates via email, the website, and social media.

Thank you and stay safe!

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Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 8:05 a.m.

JIC Release #1 - Typhoon Watch in Effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Bolaven as it moves west-northwest. 

As of 7 a.m., Tropical Storm Bolaven was located near 10.0 degrees north latitude and 153.0 degrees east longitude, about 605 miles east-southeast of Guam, moving west at 5 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It is expected to maintain this general course with an increase in forward speed through late Monday. Bolaven is forecast to intensify through tonight, possibly becoming a typhoon by late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. 

A typhoon watch has been issued for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. A typhoon watch means that there is a high possibility for damaging (39 mph) and/or destructive (58 mph) winds and heavy rains. This is expected as early as Tuesday morning. 

What to Expect

Current forecast tracks have Bolaven passing through the Marianas late Tuesday. The latest forecasts show 6 to 10 inches of rainfall are likely, with locally higher amounts in excess of 12 inches possible. Waves may increase, possibly exceeding 15 feet, as fresh to strong sustained winds develop.

There remains uncertainty for the exact track of the system as it approaches the Marianas. Any one, or several islands, may take a near miss or a direct hit at its passage. 

Prepare Now

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautionary actions:

  • Those living in flood-prone areas should take action now; clear drainage areas and unblock storm drains to minimize flooding;
  • Stay up to date with the latest information;
  • Clear loose debris around your yard and store any items that may become airborne with heavy winds, such as canopies, tarps, and trampolines, before inclement weather arrives;
  • Have an emergency kit prepared: Store enough food and water for your household for 7-10 days. Include medication, disinfectant supplies and pet supplies;
  • Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag;
  • Review your emergency plan: If you do not have a plan, learn how to create an emergency plan; Have plans for your family members and pets. If you are a person with disabilities or a caregiver for elderly, you may need to take extra steps to plan for those additional needs.
  • Get emergency alerts: Stay informed by having a weather alert radio, battery-operated, or hand-crank radio, where you can listen to emergency news;
  • Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators;
  • Pull cash from the ATM in case of power outages; 
  • Don’t drive through flood waters: Almost half of all flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. When in your car, look out for flooding in low-lying areas at bridges and at highway dips. As little as 6 inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
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Visit the following links for the latest information:

 

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