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GHS/OCD Promotes Typhoon Preparedness Month – June 2018

Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio will declare the month of June 2018 as Typhoon Preparedness Month (TPM) to promote typhoon hazard preparedness as an active collaboration among federal, territorial and local emergency management agencies, community leaders and the public.  The Typhoon Preparedness Month Proclamation Signing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 11 a.m., at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governors Complex, Large Conference Room, Adelup.
The National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in conjunction with several states and territories, declare a Typhoon Preparedness Week for their respective areas each year to encourage people to prepare for Typhoon disasters.  This will be Guam’s first year extending the initiative for one full month. Lieutenant Governor Tenorio’s declaration of TPM provides an excellent opportunity to highlight Guam’s abilities to recognize the threat storms and typhoons pose to our community.
Throughout the month of June, the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) will promote information about how to build an emergency kit, how to make an emergency communication plan and what to do before, during and after a typhoon. The following are weekly themes to consider:
·June 1-2, 2018: Know Your Typhoon Risk
·June 3-9, 2018: Know Your Evacuation Zone and Make an Emergency Plan
·June 10-16, 2018: Assemble Disaster Supplies and Prepare Financially
·June 17-23, 2018: Strengthen Your Home
·June 24-30, 2018: Help Your Neighbors
Those interested in participating and finding more information throughout the month are encouraged to follow Guam Homeland Security on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/, follow @guamhomelandsecurity on Instagram and visit the GHS/OCD website at www.ghs.guam.gov.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use TPM as a chance to open discussions with friends and family about typhoon preparedness by using the following resources:
·         https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness
·         https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
·         https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
·         https://ghs.guam.gov/programs/natural-disasters/typhoons
For more information, contact Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.

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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month