Typhoon Russ damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 homes and injured 88 people in this U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, but no one was killed, officials said.
The storm, packing wind that gusted up to 150 mph, swept over the island of 145,000 residents on Friday.Gov. Joseph Ada on Saturday sent a letter to President Bush, requesting a disaster declaration to release federal funds to help in the recovery.
A disaster declaration from Bush is unlikely for several days, said Bart Stinson, a Civil Defense spokesman. There was no immediate estimate of total damage, he said.
Electricity and water service had been restored to about 20 percent of Guam by Sunday morning, Stinson said. Telephone service, however, remained intact because most of the cables are buried, he said.
Stinson said damage to Guam Community College, which is adjacent to Guam University, was extensive.
"It looks more like a tornado hit it than a typhoon," he said.
The wooden buildings were splintered and desks strewn around the campus, where trees were twisted and not just blown down, he said.
Ada said a preliminary survey by Federal Emergency Management Agency teams found 341 homes destroyed, 460 with major damage and 1,210 with minor damage to the point they were uninhabitable.