Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Back to normal: Condition of Readiness 4 restored

While the Typhoon Watch was called off at 8 last night as the formation veered towards Tinian and Saipan and away from making a direct hit on Guam and Rota, the Government of Guam chose to persist having COR2 declared as a precautionary measure through the late hours of the night.

With Typhoon Kong-Rey no longer posing a direct threat to Guam, the local government as well as the United States military declared the island back in Condition of Readiness 4 at 7am Tuesday. Guam was fortunate to have not been in the direct path of a formation that built in intensity as it headed towards the Marianas after first being plotted over the weekend near Pohnpei. Kong-Rey went rather quickly from being a tropical storm to a typhoon over the course of a very busy Monday for the island's response activity coordinators.

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