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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




Typhoon Mangkhut Recovery Ongoing - Damage Assessments to Continue Next Week

Preliminary information and numbers submitted on September 21, 2018 as part of the request for a Major Disaster Declaration did not qualify Guam for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance program. The denial meant that federal grant money will not be available to assist residents’ homes damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo has expressed his intent to file an appeal requesting another review for Individual Assistance.

NWS Issues High Surf Advisory for the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office issued high surf advisory for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, in effect until 6 p.m. Friday. A high surf advisory means high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.

Hazardous surf of 9 to 11 feet today will gradually subside through Friday, falling below hazardous level Friday evening. Lingering long period westerly swell from distant Tropical Storm Yutu is generating hazardous surf along west facing reefs.  

GHS/OCD, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, November 6, starting at 3:15 p.m.

GHS/OCD will test the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) from fifteen (15) locations in conjunction with NBG and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV).”

GovGuam Holds Donation Drive for CNMI

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) have been directed to lead donation efforts on behalf of the Government of Guam to support those affected by Super Typhoon Yutu in the CNMI.

In-kind donations will be accepted at the GHS/OCD facility in Agana Heights beginning Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – Saturday, November 10, 2018. The hours of operation are:

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays: CLOSED