Tropical Storm Mangkhut update


Interim Education Commissioner Glenn Muña said that, should Public School System need to cancel classes, the public will be notified as soon as Gov. Ralph DLG Tenorio declares Typhoon Condition 2.


“While we hope that Tropical Storm Mangkhut veers far off our precious islands, we are diligently preparing just as many of our families are,” Muña said in an advisory today.


“The CNMI Public School System is well aware of the possible need to open its campuses for those in need of shelter. Our staff are on standby and ready to serve.




The Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s Customer Service Centers will be open today from 1pm to 5pm for prepaid token purchases only.


Due to the uncertainty of the impending storm, CUC Saipan, Tinian and Rota Customer Service Centers will be open this afternoon to allow customers to purchase tokens.


For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates (


Bank of Guam


Bank of Guam announced today that all of its Guam and Rota branches will close tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, until Condition of Readiness 4 is restored and conditions are safe.


All exposed Bank of Guam ATMs will be offline beginning tonight, Sunday. They will be brought back online when COR 4 is announced and conditions are safe.


Indoor ATMS (such as those located inside gas stations and supermarkets) are not affected.


Merchant services (card processing machines) are also not affected.


Bank of Guam’s Customer Contact Center (671) 472-5300 remains available until midnight tonight (Sunday), and our Bank of Guam mobile banking app and telephone banking services will continue until COR 1 is announced.


Updates will be made as conditions and forecasts are available.


“We join the community in praying that our islands and people are spared from the potentially devastating effects of Mangkhut, and urge utmost attention to being prepared,” the bank said.


Coast Guard


The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for severe weather late Monday night in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island.


Tropical Storm Mangkhut is expected to generate sustained winds approaching 115 knots (135 mph), with possible gusts of 140 knots (160 mph) throughout Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (PR)

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