Guam sees off Typhoon Chata'an
Officials say the typhoon packed winds gusting up to 195 kilometres per hour and the power supply to most of the island's 150,000 residents was cut off early in the morning.
Earlier this week at least 50 people died and dozens were injured in Micronesia when Chata'an caused heavy rain and mudslides on the island of Chuuk.
A rescue operation continues on Chuuk where at least 1,000 residents in the capital, Weno, have been displaced.
On Guam officials estimate it will take about three days before power is fully restored there.
The territory cancelled yesterday's July 4 celebrations to prepare for the storm, with residents stocking up on food and water and boarding up windows - measures which are believed to have prevented casualties.
05/07/2002 20:35:50 | ABC Radio Australia News