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May 15, 2015 11:21 AM

Guam residents take shelter from typhoon's high winds

The Associated Press

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) More than 1,100 people are taking refuge in shelters in Guam after the region was hit by a powerful Pacific typhoon.

Winds from Typhoon Dolphin battered the U.S. territory of as the center of the storm glanced off it late Friday.

Officials say one injury occurred, and that person was taken to Guam Memorial Hospital. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Jenna Gaminde had no additional information on the injury.

The typhoon's center passed through a 50-mile-wide channel between Guam and the smaller island of Rota. It packed maximum winds of 110 mph.

The National Weather Service says gusts are expected to gradually decrease to non-damaging winds by sunrise.

Residents have been preparing for the storm for the past day.

There have been reports of downed trees, power outages and damage to power transformers.


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