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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1029 PM CHST TUE JUL 29 2014

...TROPICAL STORM HALONG CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...

.NEW INFORMATION...
GUAM HAS BEEN PLACED IN CONDITION OF READINESS 2.
ROTA HAS BEEN PLACED IN TYPHOON CONDITION OF READINESS 2.
SAIPAN AND TINIAN HAVE BEEN PLACED IN TROPICAL STORM CONDITION OF
READINESS 3.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
FOR PEOPLE IN THE MARIANAS AND SURROUNDING WATERS OUT TO 40 NM.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ROTA AND ROTA WATERS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A TYPHOON WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR
GUAM.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUAM...TINIAN...
SAIPAN AND THE SURROUNDING WATERS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE MARIANAS. PLEASE
LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN EFFECT FOR
YOUR AREA.

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECASTS FOR DETAILED
INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 8 PM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.0N...LONGITUDE 147.8E...OR ABOUT 205
MILES EAST OF GUAM...OR ABOUT 210 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GARAPAN
SAIPAN. STORM MOTION WAS NORTHWEST. STORM INTENSITY WAS 60 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG APPROACHES...WINDS AND WAVES WILL
INCREASE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL PRODUCE LOCALIZED FLOODING. IF
THE WAVES ARE SUFFICIENTLY HIGH...AREAS NEAR THE COAST COULD BE
INUNDATED WITH SALT WATER.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR THOSE UNDER A WARNING...NOW IS THE TIME TO RUSH TO COMPLETION
PREPARATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. HEAD FOR
STRONGER SHELTER IF DIRECTED TO DO SO BY LOCAL OFFICIALS...OR IF
YOUR HOME IS VULNERABLE TO HIGH WINDS OR FLOODING.

FOR BOATERS AT PORTS...DOCKS...AND MARINAS...URGENTLY COMPLETE
PRESCRIBED PREPARATIONS ACCORDING TO YOUR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
PLAN FOR TROPICAL CYCLONES. IF YOU LIVE ON A BOAT...MAKE FINAL
PREPARATIONS FOR SECURING YOUR CRAFT BEFORE LEAVING IT. BE SURE TO
ACCOUNT FOR THE POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF BRIDGES AND CAUSEWAYS. SMALL
CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT AND WELL SECURED IF UNDER A WARNING.

FOR THOSE UNDER A WATCH...CONTINUE WITH YOUR PREPARATIONS AND
LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD RETURN TO PORT OR
SEEK SAFE HARBOR. DETERMINE THE BEST STRATEGY FOR SECURING YOUR
CRAFT.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS
FOR OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

FOR ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY AND PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION...
PLEASE REFER TO THE DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS RELATIVE TO YOUR
LOCATION AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN TIYAN AROUND 3 AM CHST WEDNESDAY...OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

GUZ002-PMZ152-291830-
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ROTA-ROTA COASTAL WATERS-
1029 PM CHST TUE JUL 29 2014

...TYPHOON WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
ROTA HAS BEEN PLACED IN TYPHOON CONDITION OF READINESS 2.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MAKE THE FINAL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. RUSH TO
COMPLETION THE HARDENING OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS BY CLOSING
SHUTTERS AND BRACING DOORS.

IF SEEKING STRONGER SHELTER...LEAVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. GUARD
AGAINST BEING STUCK OUT ON ROADWAYS WHEN DANGEROUS WINDS AND HEAVY
RAINS ARRIVE. AGAIN...DO NOT STAY IN A SUBSTANDARD OR WEAK HOME.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN MOST OFFICIAL SHELTERS...SO CHECK AHEAD
WITH YOUR INTENDED SHELTER.

IF STAYING IN A HOME...TURN THE REFRIGERATOR TO MAXIMUM COLD AND
KEEP IT CLOSED. TURN OFF PROPANE TANKS AND UNPLUG SMALL
APPLIANCES. FILL THE BATHTUB WITH WATER IN CASE THE TAP WATER
BECOMES UNAVAILABLE AFTER THE STORM. THIS IS FOR CLEANING AND
FLUSHING PURPOSES. DO NOT DRINK IT.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) APPROACHES...SUSTAINED TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY MORNING AND
TYPHOON FORCE WINDS LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. TYPHOON FORCE WINDS
ARE FORECAST TO LAST FOR MANY HOURS. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE FORECAST TO
BE IN THE 65 TO 85 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS TO 110 MPH.

DANGEROUS WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE...ESPECIALLY TO
WOOD AND TIN ROOFS. AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL CAUSE DAMAGE AND INJURIES.
WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE DAMAGE TO SHINGLES...SIDING...AND
GUTTERS. WINDOWS WILL BE BLOWN OUT IF NOT PROPERLY COVERED. PARTIAL
ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED AT SOME INDUSTRIAL PARKS...ESPECIALLY TO
THOSE BUILDINGS WITH LIGHT WEIGHT STEEL AND ALUMINUM COVERINGS.
SOME LOW RISE APARTMENT BUILDING ROOFS MAY BE TORN OFF...ALONG
WITH SIDING AND SHINGLE DAMAGE. LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS WILL BECOME
PROJECTILES...CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE INJURY.
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO POWER LINES AND POLES WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES THAT COULD LAST FROM SEVERAL DAYS TO
WEEKS.

COMBINED SEAS OF 8 TO 10 FEET TONIGHT WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 15 AND
20 FEET BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SEAS WILL THEN DIMINISH TO BETWEEN 11
AND 14 FEET BY FRIDAY.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
EASTERN SHORES AND REEFS OF ROTA COULD SEE INUNDATION OF 4 TO 7
FEET...ESPECIALLY NEAR HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WHICH IS AROUND
10 PM. HAZARDOUS SURF OF 20 TO 25 FEET ON ALL EXPOSURES IS
POSSIBLE AS HALONG PASSES BY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ROTA HAS RECEIVED 0.48 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. AN
ADDITIONAL 4 TO 8 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

$$

GUZ001-291830-
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/X.CON.PGUM.TY.A.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
GUAM-
1029 PM CHST TUE JUL 29 2014

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
GUAM HAS BEEN PLACED IN CONDITION OF READINESS 2.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FINAL ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE COMPLETED
BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE ANY FURTHER. COVER WINDOWS AND
DOORS WITH SHUTTERS OR PLYWOOD. MOVE ALL LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS
INSIDE. BRACE ALL EXTERIOR DOORS.

IF YOU LIVE IN A WOOD OR TIN HOME...LEAVE IT FOR MORE SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER. IF YOUR HOME IS VULNERABLE TO HIGH WINDS...OR YOU LIVE IN
A SURGE ZONE OR ANY LOCATION PRONE TO FLOODING...EVACUATE TO A
DESIGNATED SHELTER OR RIDE OUT THE STORM IN THE STURDY HOME OF
FAMILY OR FRIENDS.

&&

...WINDS...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) APPROACHES...SUSTAINED TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
MAXIMUM WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 45 TO 65 MPH RANGE WITH
GUSTS TO 80 MPH.

DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED. HOMES OF OLD OR POOR CONSTRUCTION
WILL HAVE SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WALLS...AND WINDOWS. SOME
HOMES OF FRAME CONSTRUCTION WILL SUSTAIN PARTIAL WALL AND ROOF
FAILURE...AND POSSIBLY BLOWN OUT WINDOWS. LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS
COULD BECOME PROJECTILES...CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE
INJURY. MANY AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE POWER OUTAGES WITH SOME DOWNED
POWER POLES.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
EASTERN SHORES AND REEFS OF GUAM COULD SEE INUNDATION OF 2 TO 4
FEET...ESPECIALLY NEAR HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WHICH IS
AROUND 10 PM. HAZARDOUS SURF OF 17 TO 20 FEET ON ALL EXPOSURES IS
POSSIBLE AS HALONG PASSES BY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
GUAM HAS RECEIVED 1.00 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. AN
ADDITIONAL 4 TO 8 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.


$$

PMZ151-291830-
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GUAM COASTAL WATERS-
1029 PM CHST TUE JUL 29 2014

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOAT OWNERS AND CAPTAINS OF SMALL CRAFT SHOULD RUSH TO COMPLETION
THE SECURING OF THEIR CRAFT.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) APPROACHES...SUSTAINED TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING.
MAXIMUM WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 35 TO 55 KNOTS RANGE WITH
GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS.

COMBINED SEAS OF 9 TO 11 FEET TONIGHT WILL BUILD TO BETWEEN 14 AND
17 FEET BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SEAS WILL THEN DIMINISH TO BETWEEN 12
AND 15 FEET BY THURSDAY NIGHT.

$$

GUZ003-004-PMZ153-154-291830-
/X.CON.PGUM.TR.W.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
TINIAN-SAIPAN-TINIAN COASTAL WATERS-SAIPAN COASTAL WATERS-
1029 PM CHST TUE JUL 29 2014

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
TINIAN AND SAIPAN HAVE BEEN PLACED IN TROPICAL STORM CONDITION OF
READINESS 3.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
BEFORE THE ONSET OF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS WHICH CAN CAUSE
OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
THE LATEST AREA FORECAST IS FOR MAXIMUM WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH. HOWEVER...AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W)
APPROACHES...STRONGER WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE. CONTINUE TO
CLOSELY MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AND BE
READY TO ACT.

DAMAGING WINDS ARE LIKELY. HOMES MAY HAVE DAMAGE TO SHINGLES...
SIDING...GUTTERS AND WINDOWS...ESPECIALLY IF THESE ITEMS ARE NOT
PROPERLY SECURED. LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS COULD BECOME AIRBORNE...
CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE INJURY. SOME POWER LINES
WILL BE KNOCKED DOWN BY FALLING TREES...RESULTING IN SCATTERED
POWER OUTAGES.

COMBINED SEAS OF 8 TO 10 FEET TONIGHT WILL BUILD TO 12 TO 16 FEET
BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SEAS WILL THEN SUBSIDE TO BETWEEN 11 AND 14
FEET BY THURSDAY NIGHT.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
EASTERN SHORES AND REEFS OF TINIAN AND SAIPAN COULD SEE
INUNDATION OF 1 TO 3 FEET...ESPECIALLY NEAR HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...WHICH IS AROUND 10 PM. HAZARDOUS SURF OF 15 TO 18 FEET ON
ALL EXPOSURES IS POSSIBLE AS HALONG PASSES NEAR.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
TINIAN HAS RECEIVED 0.56 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS...
AND SAIPAN HAS RECEIVED 0.81 INCHES. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES
IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

$$





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