Typhoon Wutip: What tourists should expect in Guam and Northern Mariana Islands?
Typhoon Wutip is headings towards the Pacific U.S. territory Guam as a category 2 typhoon. As of Saturday 2 am local time the storm was about 230 miles south of Guam.
Tourism is a major industry in Guam, and the travel and tourism industry including hotels and resorts are well prepared for a storm like this. Visitors should be safe, as long as they follow the instructions of hotel staff and authorities.
The typhoon is heading northwest at 15mph and maximum sustained winds peak 120 mph.
Depending on the path of this Pacific Ocean storm typhoon conditions extend 45 miles from the center, tropical storm condition 185 miles from the center.
The island entered Condition of Readiness 2 at 4 pm on Friday. Banks and offices closed early Friday to allow residents and visitors to prepare for the possible effect of this storm.
A Typhoon Warning remains in effect for Satawal in Yap State and for Puluwat in Chuuk State. A Tropical Storm Warning and Typhoon Watch remain in effect for Faraulep in Yap State.
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Ulul in Chuuk State. A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Rota, Tinian, and Saipan in the Mariana Islands and Woleai in Yap State.
A flash flood watch is in effect for Guam and Rota. Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Agrihan and Pagan in the Northern Mariana Islands.
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