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August 9, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A magnitude 8.1 earthquake, the strongest temblor to be reported anywhere in the world in the last four years, jolted the island of Guam on Sunday at the same time a tropical storm was lashing the U.S. territory with high winds and heavy rains. The temblor caused 71 injuries. It also knocked out power and water for more than 12 hours and did substantial damage to buildings on the west Pacific island. Manfred Pieper, the chairman of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Assn.
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December 21, 1997 | DAN BREEDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Their roof was somewhere out in the jungle, and every door in their house had been blown away. But in the wake of Typhoon Paka, the Padama family considered themselves lucky, for they had what everyone wanted: electricity. With a portable gas generator humming by the wreckage of what had, until Tuesday, been their tin-roofed home, the family counted their blessings and decked their eaves with Christmas lights. "Why not just put the decorations up to show our Christmas spirit?"
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December 18, 1997 | Associated Press
A 12-hour shredding by Typhoon Paka left residents of this tropical island picking up the pieces today after fierce winds leveled homes, knocked out electricity and caused an estimated $200 million in damage. No deaths were reported. At least 20 people sustained minor injuries, mostly lacerations from flying glass and other debris. Sustained winds reached 150 mph, and instruments at Anderson Air Force Base recorded a gust of 236 mph, said Tim Craig of the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
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December 18, 1997 | Associated Press
A 12-hour shredding by Typhoon Paka left residents of this tropical island picking up the pieces today after fierce winds leveled homes, knocked out electricity and caused an estimated $200 million in damage. No deaths were reported. At least 20 people sustained minor injuries, mostly lacerations from flying glass and other debris. Sustained winds reached 150 mph, and instruments at Anderson Air Force Base recorded a gust of 236 mph, said Tim Craig of the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
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January 15, 1990 | Associated Press
Typhoon Koryn, packing sustained winds of 75 m.p.h., swept past this U.S. Pacific territory Sunday night before heading toward the Northern Mariana Islands, authorities said. Two minor injuries were reported.
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January 13, 1988 | Associated Press
Winds gusting to 115 m.p.h. tore off tin roofs, toppled utility poles and trees and flattened crops as Typhoon Roy swept over this Western Pacific island Tuesday night, authorities reported. One man was dead on arrival at a hospital during the height of the storm, but the death apparently was the result of a heart attack, said Frank Aguigui, a police department spokesman.
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August 29, 1992 | Associated Press
Typhoon Omar blasted across Guam on Friday with winds up to 150 m.p.h., leveling houses and knocking down hundreds of trees and power lines, officials said. No deaths were reported in the U.S. territory of 135,000 people, 3,800 miles west of Hawaii, but about 80 people were hurt by flying debris, an official at Guam Memorial Hospital said. The entire island remained without power early today.
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December 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guam has been declared a major disaster area, making it eligible for federal recovery funds, as the U.S. Pacific island territory struggles to recover from damage done by Typhoon Russ. President Bush's declaration will enable storm victims to obtain temporary housing grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property and other aid. Typhoon Russ swept across Guam last Friday with winds of up to 150 m.p.h., leaving about 5,000 people homeless.
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November 23, 1992 | From Associated Press
Typhoon Gay hit Guam today but apparently caused no major damage in this capital city, a witness said. The eye of the storm passed directly over Agana, said Dana Williams, assistant city editor at the Pacific Daily News. "It got dead still and really sunny," Williams said. Winds picked up again as the back side of the storm moved over the Pacific Ocean island chain that has been battered or threatened by six typhoons in three months.
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December 21, 1997 | DAN BREEDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Their roof was somewhere out in the jungle, and every door in their house had been blown away. But in the wake of Typhoon Paka, the Padama family considered themselves lucky, for they had what everyone wanted: electricity. With a portable gas generator humming by the wreckage of what had, until Tuesday, been their tin-roofed home, the family counted their blessings and decked their eaves with Christmas lights. "Why not just put the decorations up to show our Christmas spirit?"
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August 9, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A magnitude 8.1 earthquake, the strongest temblor to be reported anywhere in the world in the last four years, jolted the island of Guam on Sunday at the same time a tropical storm was lashing the U.S. territory with high winds and heavy rains. The temblor caused 71 injuries. It also knocked out power and water for more than 12 hours and did substantial damage to buildings on the west Pacific island. Manfred Pieper, the chairman of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Assn.
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November 23, 1992 | From Associated Press
Typhoon Gay hit Guam today but apparently caused no major damage in this capital city, a witness said. The eye of the storm passed directly over Agana, said Dana Williams, assistant city editor at the Pacific Daily News. "It got dead still and really sunny," Williams said. Winds picked up again as the back side of the storm moved over the Pacific Ocean island chain that has been battered or threatened by six typhoons in three months.
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August 29, 1992 | Associated Press
Typhoon Omar blasted across Guam on Friday with winds up to 150 m.p.h., leveling houses and knocking down hundreds of trees and power lines, officials said. No deaths were reported in the U.S. territory of 135,000 people, 3,800 miles west of Hawaii, but about 80 people were hurt by flying debris, an official at Guam Memorial Hospital said. The entire island remained without power early today.
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December 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guam has been declared a major disaster area, making it eligible for federal recovery funds, as the U.S. Pacific island territory struggles to recover from damage done by Typhoon Russ. President Bush's declaration will enable storm victims to obtain temporary housing grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property and other aid. Typhoon Russ swept across Guam last Friday with winds of up to 150 m.p.h., leaving about 5,000 people homeless.
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January 15, 1990 | Associated Press
Typhoon Koryn, packing sustained winds of 75 m.p.h., swept past this U.S. Pacific territory Sunday night before heading toward the Northern Mariana Islands, authorities said. Two minor injuries were reported.
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January 13, 1988 | Associated Press
Winds gusting to 115 m.p.h. tore off tin roofs, toppled utility poles and trees and flattened crops as Typhoon Roy swept over this Western Pacific island Tuesday night, authorities reported. One man was dead on arrival at a hospital during the height of the storm, but the death apparently was the result of a heart attack, said Frank Aguigui, a police department spokesman.
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