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E.g., 12/08/2021
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Mobile AHAWS Siren to be Tested Today

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) will conduct a test of one (1) All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) siren remotely from the test location facility at RadioCom, 129 Rojas St., Harmon Industrial Park, Tamuning, today, November 4, 2021, beginning at 2 p.m.
   

Community Invited to Participate in World Tsunami Awareness Day 2021

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), following a worldwide initiative through the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), invite the community to celebrate “World Tsunami Awareness Day” (WTAD) on Friday, November 5, 2021, to promote a global culture of tsunami awareness. Tsunamis are rare but can affect many people, especially those living in coastal communities across multiple countries.

High Surf Advisory Remains in Effect through Monday; Inexperienced Swimmers Advised to Stay Out of the Water

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a high surf advisory, in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, until 6 p.m. Monday. Large breaking waves of 9 to 11 feet tonight and 7 to 9 feet Monday are expected along north and west facing reefs. There is also a high risk of rip currents.

   

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