Government of Guam offices will open at 1 p.m. today as the National Weather Service has recommended all residents stay indoors for the next few hours as Tropical Storm Maria passes the Marianas bringing thunderstorms, heavy winds and rain.
A flash flood watch is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan through Friday morning. A thunderstorm advisory is in effect for the Guam International Airport until 6 p.m. tonight as thunderstorms are possible within 20 nautical miles of the airport.
As of 7:30 a.m., radar, satellite and weather observations indicated Tropical Storm Maria had passed north of the island but the tail of the storm continues to bring rain and sustained winds of about 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph for the rest of the morning.
Summer school classes
All Guam Department of Education summer school classes are cancelled for today. All GDOE 12-month employees are advised to report to work at 1 p.m.
The Guam Power Authority is working to restore power over the next few hours. Weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Maria knocked out power to much of the island. Power restoration efforts are ongoing and GPA expects to have substantial load for power restoration around 11 a.m..
Power services have been restored in Dededo, Harmon, most of Tumon and Tamuning, Barrigada, Macheche, Pagat, Hagatna, Anigua, Piti and Asan.
Please report any power-related issues to GPA via its Facebook page or call the 24-hour trouble dispatch desk at 475-1472, 475-1473, or 475-1474.
Information regarding flights can be accessed by visiting: www.guamairport.com/travel-information/flights
Suspended senior services
Department of Public Health and Social Services, Division for Senior Services are suspended today. This includes: adult day care, case management, in-home services, legal assistance services, senior center operations, transportation services, nutrition services, preventive health and national family caregiver support program.
Delivered meals will be delivered to clients provided the roads are passable.
District Court of Guam
The District Court of Guam is closed this morning. An assessment will made within a few hours to decide whether to open for the afternoon.
Superior Court of Guam
The Judiciary of Guam will open at 1 p.m. today. All morning court hearings will be rescheduled.
Classes at the University of Guam including summer camp are canceled today. Employees are asked to report to work at 1 p.m. when offices will reopen. The UOG website is currently down. For updates please download the TritonG mobile app or visit the UOG Facebook page.
Guam Community College
Guam Community College classes are expected to resume at 1 p.m. if power is restored by that time to the campus.
Community First Guam Federal Credit Union announced that all member service centers will remain closed until 12 noon today.
The Department of Public Works warned motorists that there are a number of outages at signaled intersections due to high winds of Tropical Storm Maria as well as flooding in low lying areas and other hazardous driving conditions.
Ypao Road from Marine Drive to Hilton is impassable due to a downed power line.
Rt. 17, Tarzan Falls area and Cross Island Road are impassable due to a downed power line.
Rt. 4 northbound outer lane from Sinajana to Agana was deemed impassable.
A tree that fell from the storm was reported on Rt 4. near Island Fresh.
Chalan Ramirez Rd. in Yigo has a reported blocked entryway.
Residents are urged to stay off the roadways as emergency responders and crews continue to make assessments and clear roadways.
All Catholic schools and summer programs are closed today. School administrators will assess their respective schools by 1 p.m. Staff are advised to contact their respective schools if needed. The chancery office will open at 1 p.m.. Parishioners are advised to call their respective parish offices to see if they are open.