(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Authorities on the US island of Guam have evacuated residents in anticipation of the arrival of a giant hurricane expected to pose a "triple threat" and ravage the Pacific island on Wednesday.
Typhoon Mawar is about 110 km from the island, with winds of up to 225 km /h, according to the latest US weather forecast.
The United States forecast warned that the giant Typhoon was a triple threat which is likely to bring high winds and deluge rains and lead to potentially deadly coastal flooding. It was also stated that the threat was not limited to Guam, but to other American island.
Given the dangers of coastal flooding, the Guam authorities ordered the residents of coastal areas to evacuate and take shelter immediately, noting that forecasts are expected to accompany the typhoon as it arrives today with winds of more than 140 km/h.
US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday a state of emergency in Guam in order for federal authorities to provide assistance to the island, according to the White House.
Approximately 22,000 US troops and their family members are stationed on the island of Guam
A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority said that due to the typhoon , about 60 flights scheduled to land in or take off from Guam between Tuesday and Thursday had been canceled. Related Story
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