Guam residents take shelter from typhoon

2015-05-15 18:43

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Hagatna - 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 US territory of as the centre of the storm glanced off it late on Friday.

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

The typhoon's centre passed through a 80km wide channel between Guam and the smaller island of Rota. It packed maximum winds of 170km/h.

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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