JIC NEWS #7: VIDEO – Governor Calvo shares stories from the field
July 30, 2014
As of 2:00 P.M., ChST
I spent the past few hours going around the island. We were looking for places where we could help.
We visited the shelters to make sure everyone was okay.
The roads have been very dangerous with all this wind and rain. So, I was very pleased to see very few cars on the road.
I saw some minor damage, like some trees and branches that fell. There was flooding everywhere, and cars were hydroplaning.
We’re now at the closest point of approach. Normally that means that the worst is over and we can go outside soon. But not in this case. National Weather Service says the worst of the winds and rains are coming up this afternoon.
I’m asking for everyone to keep patience just a little longer. Stay inside and stay safe.
We’re not going anywhere. We’re all right here running the storm operations. The GPA and the DPW crews have been out in this dangerous weather. They’re responding to power outages. They’re clearing the roads so our police and EMTs can get to your emergencies. The hospital is running just fine, and everyone is being cared for. We’re also working with the hotels to keep our visitors as comfortable as possible.
There’s a lot more happening here so that you don’t have to worry about all these things. Just stay calm and safe and do what you need to do to keep your families happy.
I want to leave you all with my warmest regards and thanks for your vigilance… and my prayers for God’s blessings over Guam.

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