Coastal Guam Residents Evacuate As Approaching Typhoon Mawar Threatens

"Typhoon Mawar’s outer bands were whipping Guam Wednesday ahead of a potential landfall that could devastate the US territory with deadly winds, treacherous storm surge and heavy rainfall.

Mawar’s eye was hovering about 30 miles northeast of Guam Wednesday evening and could still make landfall as it advances, an advisory from the National Weather Service in Guam said. Even if the storm does not directly hit the island – most of which has already lost power – its impact could be calamitous.

As of about 5 p.m. local time (3 a.m. ET), the storm’s maximum sustained winds were 140 mph with gusts up to to 165 mph, the equivalent of a Category 4 Atlantic hurricane, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. "

Elizabeth Wolfe and Rob Shackelford report for CNN May 24, 2023.


"Typhoon Mawar Lashes Guam With High Winds, Knocking Out Power" (New York Times)

"Typhoon Mawar Closes In On Guam As Residents Shelter, Military Sends Away Ships" (AP)

Source: CNN, 05/24/2023