Guam now in Condition of Readiness 1
Governor Eddie Calvo has declared the island in Condition of Readiness 1. This means that Guam can expect damaging winds in the next 12 hours or sooner. GovGuam and public schools will remain closed. Typhoon Francisco is now 130 miles West-Southwest of Guam.
Expect heavy showers and winds of 45mph with gust up to 55-60mph across our island. These winds are expected to begin around 3:00 a.m. and end around 3:00 p.m. Closest point to Guam is expected to be about 90 miles west at around 10:00 a.m. Please stay indoors and do not drive.
The following is a list of closures on Friday as a result of Typhoon Francisco:
-Government of Guam
-All DOE Schools
-Judiciary of Guam
-District Court of Guam
-Harvest Christian School
-St. Paul Christian School
-Tamuning Daycare and Learning Center
-Bank of Guam branches
United Airlines has announced that some inbound and outbound flights will be canceled today as a result of the storm. Passengers are advised to check www.united.com
for more detailed information.
Several shelters were opened to ensure residents are safe during the heavy winds and rain. Machanaonao Elementary and FBLG are no longer accepting people seeking shelter because they have reached capacity, but Upi Elementary and Maria Ulloa are now open for those needing shelter. GW High School, Talofofo Elementary and Merizo Elementary are also open.
Stay tuned to the stations of KUAM for the latest developments.