JIC News Release No. 9
July 11, 2014, 5:25 p.m.
Residents should be advised that both the local and federal governments plan on going into Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 by 8 p.m. TONIGHT.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has just completed its latest heavy weather briefing at the Emergency Operations Center.  This data is the latest forecast information available.  Please remember that weather is unpredictable, so updates will be provided from the Joint Information Center whenever the latest forecasting data is released.  Everything about the storm, including its trajectory, strength, and speed can change.
Here is what you need to know:
1.     Worst conditions are expected Saturday morning.  Damaging winds of approximately 39 mph is expected around 1 a.m. Saturday.  Destructive winds of approximately 58 mph are expected around 5 a.m. Saturday.
2.     Wind shearing (system of changing winds separate from the storm) is preventing accurate locating of Tropical Strom 09W’s center.  This may change the time when the storm hits Guam.  Chip Guard from the NWS says the shearing may push back the storm’s closest point of approach.
3.     The tropical storm is moving West/Northwest at 15 mph
4.     Wind at the center of the storm is around 40 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.
5.     NWS expects around 4-6 inches of rain during the passage of the tropical storm
6.     The storm will bring strong rip currents, and flooding in low-lying coastal areas
7.     Chip Guard from NWS expects the following damage as a result of the storm: debris from dead tree limbs, damage to substandard homes, few secondary power lines down, damage to most signs/canopies.
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