US bases ‘fully mission capable’ after Category 2 typhoon pummels Guam

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No injuries were reported among Guam’s military community after Typhoon Mangkhut battered the islands Monday.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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No injuries were reported among Guam’s military community after Typhoon Mangkhut battered the islands Monday. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

US bases ‘fully mission capable’ after Category 2 typhoon pummels Guam

by: Matthew M. Burke | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 12, 2018

While Typhoon Mangkhut has moved on from Guam and the Northern Marianas, it could take days to assess damage and clean up debris left in the powerful storm’s wake.

The Category 2 typhoon battered the islands Monday afternoon, felling trees and power lines, blocking roads and depositing more than 10 inches of rain on some parts of the island that caused minor flooding and buildings leaks, officials and media reports said.

No injuries were reported among Guam’s military community; however, approximately 80 percent of the island was left without power Tuesday, U.S. military officials and the Pacific Daily News reported.

Crews were still assessing the damage Tuesday afternoon.

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