Super Typhoon Hagibis continues tracking toward Anatahan Island, based on information received from the National Weather Service in Guam and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center-State Warning Point.
As of 10pm today, Super Typhoon Hagibis was just east-southeast of Anatahan in the CNMI’s Northern Islands.
All CNMI Public School System classes remain cancelled on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.
According to a CNMI Emergency Operations Center advisory, Hagibis was spotted at 10pm today about 95 miles northeast of Saipan, about 105 miles northeast of Tinian, about 165 miles northeast of Rota, and about 220 miles northeast of Guam.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 150 mph and continues to move west-northwest at 15 mph. Hagibis is forecast to intensify further through Tuesday, possibly reaching peak intensity Tuesday evening.
Hagibis is expected to make its closest point of approach to the CNMI around midnight as a possible Category 4 or 5 super typhoon.
In a memo this afternoon, acting governor Arnold I. Palacios upgraded the islands of Saipan, Tinian, Alamagan, and Pagan to Typhoon Condition I, and maintained Tropical Storm Condition II for Rota and Agrihan.
That means government offices in the Commonwealth will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 8, 2019, until further notice. Non-essential government employees are advised to tend to their families and homes.
The CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, through the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, will maintain a 24-hour operation, monitor the movement of Typhoon Hagibis, and issue bulletins as they become available. (PR)