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    Typhoon Mawar Batters Guam, and ‘What Used to Be a Jungle Looks Like Toothpicks’

    Typhoon Mawar Batters Guam, and ‘What Used to Be a Jungle Looks Like Toothpicks'

    HAGATNA, — Guam's governor gave the all-clear Thursday after Typhoon Mawar tore through the second-largest U.S. territory the night before, ripping off roofs, shredding trees and leaving much of the remote Pacific island without and utilities.

    There were minor injuries reported but no fatalities, according to the office of Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. She declared the “all clear” Thursday evening, returning the island to its typical condition of typhoon readiness as the National Weather Service lifted a typhoon watch.

    She thanked the people of Guam for keeping themselves safe and protected during the storm.

    “We now continue to focus our efforts on repairing infrastructure and restoring services to residents,” Leon Guerrero said in a statement. “After speaking with department leaders and seeing the incredible rapid response to the storm I am confident we will make significant progresses towards restoration of services.”

    Survey and work crews were assessing damage at installations, which were limited to essential personnel only, according to Region Marianas.

    The central and northern parts of the island received more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain as the eyewall passed. The island's international airport flooded and the swirling typhoon churned up a storm surge and waves that crashed through coastal reefs and flooded homes.

    “We are waking up to a rather disturbing scene out…

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