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E.g., 09/19/2019
E.g., 09/19/2019

NWS Advisories in Effect for the Marianas

An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect for Guam until 1 p.m. Two inches of rain has already fallen and an additional 1 to 2 inches is expected, resulting in continued flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas, and near rivers and streams. The worst flooding will be in the southern half of the island at Inarajan, Asan, Piti, Santa Rita, Umatac, and especially Merizo.

No Immediate Threat Assessed from Reported North Korea Missile Tests

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), federal and military partners, continue to monitor events surrounding the region including reports of the launch of two unidentified projectiles out of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), today.

NWS Issues Flood Advisory for Guam; Drive with Caution

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Guam until 1:15 p.m. A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is scheduled to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, beginning at 2:20 p.m. (EDT), which converts to Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 4:20 a.m. (ChST).

No Immediate Threat from Reported North Korea Missile Tests

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), federal and military partners, continue to monitor events surrounding the region including reports of projectiles launched out of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), today.

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