Category-4 Typhoon Mawar hits Guam: Flash flood warnings issued

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24th May 2023 – (Guam) Guam is currently experiencing the effects of Typhoon Mawar, a powerful Category-4 storm with strong winds and heavy rains. The storm has prompted flash flood warnings, and U.S. President Joe Biden has declared an emergency situation in the territory, opening the door for federal aid.

According to the Associated Press, Typhoon Mawar passed over Guam on Wednesday, bringing with it high winds and heavy rainfall. The local weather agency issued a flash flood warning, urging residents to stay indoors and avoid driving or walking through flooded areas.

The National Weather Service in Guam warned that the island could experience sustained winds of up to 75 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 90 miles per hour. The storm is also expected to bring up to 10 inches of rain, which could cause landslides, flash floods, and other hazards.

President Biden’s emergency declaration will provide federal assistance to Guam in the aftermath of the typhoon. This aid can include resources such as search and rescue teams, medical personnel, and other emergency responders.