Cleanup after Typhoon Mawar continued across Guam on Friday, May 26, after the territory’s governor gave the all-clear and the storm continued strengthening toward Taiwan and the northern Philippines, according to the National Weather Service.
Footage posted by the Department of Defense via DVIDS shows conditions at the Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo on Friday.
“Thankfully no member of Team Andersen was seriously injured,” said Brig Gen Paul Fast, 36th Wing commander. “Currently our top priority is sustaining life and ensuring the well-being of our members, but we are also prioritizing opening our airfield to bring in aid for the island."
As of Friday, “many residents” remained without water, but mayors on the island were “not getting any straight answers” from the Guam Waterworks Authority, the president of the Guam mayors’ council told local media.
When the eye of the storm passed just north of Guam on Wednesday, wind speeds were around 140 mph, but Mawar has since regained strength to become a super typhoon, with winds upwards of 180 mph by Friday, the NWS said. Credit: DVIDS via Storyful