Hagatnaḥ Super Typhoon Mawar Tuesday is headed for Guam, prompting warnings to reach the US territory as the strongest storm there in more than 60 years. The typhoon, which has rapidly strengthened in recent days, is posing a triple threat of devastation including deadly winds equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, extraordinary storm surge and torrential rain, according to the National Weather Service office in Guam.
in Guam weather service The alert’s co-ordinating meteorologist, Landon Idlett, said Mavor was one that will be remembered for decades. Could possibly make a direct landfall. The storm will hit the coast on Wednesday afternoon. If the typhoon makes landfall directly, the island will be exposed to the storm’s strongest winds and highest storm surge.
Although Guam West Pacific Ocean It is located in – a region prone to the strongest tropical cyclones in the world. The impact of a storm of this category is very rare, and has happened only eight times in the last 75 years. The island is just 30 miles long, so the center of a hurricane would be like threading a tiny needle.
There have been warnings that the storm could reach the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, with winds of more than 157 mph before landfall. It will also mark the strongest storm to directly affect Guam since Super Typhoon Karen earlier in 1962, which is believed to be the worst storm ever to hit the island with sustained winds of 172 mph.
The strength of the winds has the potential to cause significant damage to buildings that are not made of concrete. The weather service in Guam warned that power and water could be unavailable for days and perhaps weeks after the storm passes. The storm will uproot most trees and Mawr’s powerful winds could destroy up to 70 percent of the island’s foliage.
In addition to coastal flooding from the storm surge, flash flooding is possible as 10 to 15 inches of rain is expected from the storm, with locally higher amounts of up to 20 inches possible. Currently, a flood watch is in place across the region as the intensity of rain will increase as the storm approaches. The weather service warned that much more rain would fall if the storm slowed its forward motion. From this landslide There will also be apprehension of soil erosion as the ground becomes saturated and the soil in hilly areas becomes unstable.
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