Guam, Micronesia:  Typhoon Dolphin roared across Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Friday (Pacific Time) with torrential rains and damaging winds.

Typhoon Dolphin Map

Weather Underground Tracking of Typhoon Dolphin. Click on image for live update.

The center of Dolphin tracked just north of Guam, with  sustained winds over 100 mph (160 km/h).

Andersen Air Force Base, on the northern coastline of Guam, reported a wind gust of 170 km/h (106 mph) on Friday during the peak of the storm. Meanwhile, Saipan International Airport, on the furthest north Mariana Island, reported a peak wind gust over 100 km/h (63 mph). (

The following update was received from Dave Bucher, team member serving in the Northern Marianas on Saturday, May 15, U.S. Pacific Time:

“I just made a pass through the yard at 7am and it looks like we had minimal damage here. I’m still waiting for the “All Clear”, at which time we’ll head in to the Red Cross office for our preliminary damage assessment. We were without power only for an hour last night, even though I estimated the winds to sometimes be close to 100 mph. I talked to Larry Cornett down in Guam last night and they were without power and had at least one tree down. I expect the worst will be for the island of Rota. I should have a better feel from there later after meeting with Red Cross.”

Dave and HelenAnn Bucher serve in the Northern Marianas,  Larry and Elaine Cornett are serving in Guam.

*** Update ***

Elaine Cornett Sent in the following update:

We made it through the night. It was pretty rough. We have lots of tress down etc. We are safe but this end of the island got hit pretty bad. We have not had time to assess. The church is still in tack and so is the house. Praise be to God.

Please continue to pray for those in the storm’s path.

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