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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
919 AM CHST WED JUL 30 2014

...CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HALONG MOVING SOUTHEAST OF ROTA...

.NEW INFORMATION...
ROTA WAS PLACED IN TYPHOON CONDITION OF READINESS 1 AT 500 AM.
GUAM WAS PLACED IN CONDITION OF READINESS 1 AT 800 AM. TINIAN AND
SAIPAN WERE PLACED IN TROPICAL STORM CONDITION OF READINESS 2 AT
500 AM.

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

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WARNING CONTINUES FOR ROTA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS
OUT TO 40 NM.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A TYPHOON WATCH CONTINUE FOR GUAM AND
THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR TINIAN...SAIPAN AND THE
ADJACENT COASTAL 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 7 AM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.8N...LONGITUDE 145.6E...OR ABOUT
60 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF HAGATNA GUAM...OR ABOUT 100 MILES
SOUTH OF GARAPAN SAIPAN AND 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROTA. STORM MOTION
WAS WEST. STORM INTENSITY WAS 65 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH THE MARIANAS...
RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW THE STRONGEST CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING
ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CIRCULATION. WIND AND WAVES WILL CONTINUE
TO INCREASE AFTER THE CLOSEST POINT OF APPROACH TO THE ISLANDS.
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL ALSO CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING IN POOR
DRAINAGE AND HIGHLY URBANIZED AREAS.

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

DURING THE STORM...STAY INSIDE AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS. DO NOT
VENTURE OUTSIDE WHEN HIGH WINDS ARE OCCURRING OR DURING TEMPORARY
LULLS AS FLYING DEBRIS CAN EASILY...AND SUDDENLY...CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY. HAVE A WELL-CHARGED CELL PHONE NEARBY...KEEPING NETWORK
COMMUNICATIONS AS OPEN AS POSSIBLE FOR EMERGENCIES.

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

FOR SMALL CRAFT THAT FAILED TO MAKE IT TO SAFE HARBOR OR PORT...
AND ARE NOW IN DISTRESS...RADIO YOUR SITUATION ACCORDING TO
MARITIME PROTOCOL. IF APPROPRIATE...DEPLOY YOUR EMERGENCY DISTRESS
BEACON. ENSURE THAT EVERYONE IS WEARING LIFE JACKETS... AND
SURVIVAL SUITS IF AVAILABLE.

&&

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

GUZ002-PMZ152-300830-
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ROTA-ROTA COASTAL WATERS-
919 AM CHST WED JUL 30 2014

...TYPHOON WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

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

ROTA WAS PLACED IN CONDITION OF READINESS 1 AT 500 AM THIS
MORNING. EVERYONE SHOULD QUICKLY MOVE TO SAFETY WITHIN THEIR HOME
OR SHELTER. ONCE INSIDE...ENSURE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE SECURED
BEFORE DANGEROUS WINDS ARRIVE. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR.

BE AWARE THAT THE LOSS OF COMMERCIAL POWER CAN HAPPEN QUICKLY.
KEEP EMERGENCY GEAR HANDY.

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD ALREADY BE IN PORT AND WELL SECURED. CAPTAINS
OF SMALL CRAFT AND THEIR CREWS SHOULD ALREADY BE SAFELY WITHIN
LAND BASED SHELTERS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RIDE OUT THIS STORM ON YOUR
VESSEL.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) PASSES...SUSTAINED CATEGORY 1
TYPHOON FORCE WINDS WILL OCCUR AS THE CENTER PASSES TO THE WEST.
MAXIMUM WINDS OF 55 TO 75 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 85 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS WILL NOT FALL BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE LATE TONIGHT.


COMBINED SEAS OF 12 TO 16 FEET THIS MORNING. SEAS WILL THEN
DIMINISH TO BETWEEN 11 AND 14 FEET BY THURSDAY.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
EASTERN SHORES AND REEFS OF ROTA COULD SEE INUNDATION OF 3 TO 5 FEET
...ESPECIALLY NEAR HIGH TIDE AT 9 AM TODAY AND 10 PM TONIGHT.
HAZARDOUS SURF OF UP TO 20 FEET ON ALL EXPOSURES IS POSSIBLE AS
HALONG PASSES BY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ROTA HAS RECEIVED 2.02 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. AN
ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

$$

GUZ001-300830-
/X.CON.PGUM.TR.W.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/X.CON.PGUM.TY.A.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
GUAM-
919 AM CHST WED JUL 30 2014

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

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

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE ALREADY OCCURRING. GUAM WAS PLACED
IN CONDITION OF READINESS 1 AT 800 AM. ALL EVACUEES SHOULD QUICKLY
ARRIVE TO THEIR DESIGNATED SHELTER. EVERYONE SHOULD REMAIN ALERT
AND MOVE INSIDE. SHELTERS OPENED ON GUAM AT 500 AM THIS MORNING,
FOR NORTHERN RESIDENTS...MACHANAONAO ELEMENTARY...ASTUMBO
ELEMENTARY AND MARIA ULOA ELEMENTARY WILL BE OPEN. FOR CENTRAL
RESIDENTS...GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN. FOR
SOUTHERN RESIDENTS...TALOFOFO ELEMENTARY AND HARRY S TRUMAN
ELEMENTARY WILL BE OPEN. BUSES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE
THAT NEED TRANSPORTATION.

LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. FLOODING HAS ALREADY BEEN
REPORTED FOR MANY LOCATIONS IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN GUAM.

&&

...WINDS...
SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOW OCCURRING.
MAXIMUM WINDS OF 50 TO 70 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 85 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE FOR MOST OF THE DAY AS THE CENTER REACHES IT CLOSEST
APPROACH AND ALONG ITS EASTERN PERIPHERALS . WINDS ARE NOT
FORECAST TO FALL BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE UNTIL LATE TONIGHT.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
WESTERN SHORES AND REEFS OF GUAM COULD SEE INUNDATION OF 1 TO 3 FEET
...ESPECIALLY NEAR HIGH TIDE AT 9 AM TODAY OR 10 PM TONIGHT.
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 10 TO 20 FEET ON ALL EXPOSURES IS POSSIBLE AS
HALONG PASSES BY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
GUAM HAS RECEIVED 5.33 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. AN
ADDITIONAL 3 TO 7 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

$$

PMZ151-300830-
/X.CON.PGUM.TR.W.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
GUAM COASTAL WATERS-
919 AM CHST WED JUL 30 2014

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

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

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD ALREADY BE IN PORT AND WELL SECURED. CAPTAINS
OF SMALL CRAFT AND THEIR CREWS SHOULD ALREADY BE SAFELY WITHIN
LAND BASED SHELTERS.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) PASSES...SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS WILL OCCUR. MAXIMUM WINDS OF 40 TO 60 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS TO 75 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. WINDS ARE NOT FORECAST TO FALL
BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.

COMBINED SEAS OF 10 TO 13 FEET TONIGHT WILL BUILD TO BETWEEN 14
AND 17 FEET BY TONIGHT. SEAS WILL THEN DIMINISH TO BETWEEN 11 AND
13 FEET BY THURSDAY NIGHT.

$$

GUZ003-004-PMZ153-154-300830-
/X.CON.PGUM.TR.W.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
TINIAN-SAIPAN-TINIAN COASTAL WATERS-SAIPAN COASTAL WATERS-
919 AM CHST WED JUL 30 2014

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

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

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS WILL SOON OCCUR. TINIAN AND SAIPAN WERE
PLACED IN TROPICAL STORM CONDITION OF READINESS 2 AT 500 AM. ALL
EVACUEES SHOULD QUICKLY GO TO THEIR DESIGNATED SHELTER. EVERYONE
SHOULD REMAIN ALERT AND MOVE INSIDE. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD ALREADY BE IN PORT AND WELL SECURED.
CAPTAINS OF SMALL CRAFT AND THEIR CREWS SHOULD ALREADY BE SAFELY
WITHIN LAND BASED SHELTERS.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS TROPICAL STORM HALONG (11W) PASSES...SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY IN THE COASTAL WATERS. MAXIMUM
WINDS OF 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED AS THE CENTER
PASSES TO THE WEST. WINDS ARE NOT FORECAST TO FALL BELOW TROPICAL
STORM FORCE UNTIL LATER TONIGHT.

COMBINED SEAS OF 8 TO 10 FEET TONIGHT WILL BUILD TO 12 TO 16 FEET
TONIGHT. 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 POSSIBLE
INUNDATION OF ABOUT 1 TO 2 FEET...ESPECIALLY NEAR HIGH TIDE AT 9 AM
TODAY OR 10 PM TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS SURF OF 10 TO 15 FEET ON ALL
EXPOSURES IS POSSIBLE AS HALONG PASSES NEAR.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
TINIAN HAS RECEIVED 0.57 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS...
AND SAIPAN HAS RECEIVED 0.83 INCHES. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES
IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

$$

EDSON




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