Tropical storm causes island-wide blackout in Guam

July 6, 2018

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Tropical Storm Maria produced high winds as it approached Guam, downing trees and cutting power across the island Thursday morning.

The Pacific Daily News reports Guam Power Authority crews restored electricity to about 84 percent of the Island by Thursday night, but outages remained in some pockets Friday.

The storm left fallen trees and scattered debris in its wake. The center moved to about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of the island by Thursday afternoon. The storm intensified and reached typhoon status as it continued away from Guam.

According to the National Weather Service, several storm-related advisories remained in effect Friday. Winds up to 29 mph (47 kph) and seas of 10 feet (3 meters) or more were expected to continue through Saturday.

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