Typhoon Mawar wreaks havoc on Guam, leaving thousands without power

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Typhoon Mawar has left a trail of destruction in its wake after slamming into Guam, causing power outages and flooding buildings with a powerful storm surge. Residents of the US Pacific Ocean territory are now left to assess the damage caused by the typhoon.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero is expected to evaluate the extent of the damage on the island, which serves as a crucial US military outpost and is home to 170,000 people. The governor and civil defence groups will be searching for any major damages or blocked roadways resulting from Typhoon Mawar.

The typhoon brought winds of up to 225 kilometres per hour and generated waves as high as nine metres, according to the US National Weather Service. Fortunately, there have been no reported deaths or injuries, reports Bangkok Post.

One of the island’s hotels, the 30-floor Dusit Thani Guam Resort,…

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