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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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

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

There are now nineteen (19) All Hazards Alert Warning Systems (AHAWS) installed on island. On November 5, GHS/OCD will test the AHAWS sirens in conjunction with NBG monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV)” sirens. 

GHS/OCD Distributes Signs for Neighborhood Watch Program

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) recently acquired fifty-seven (57) signs for Guam’s Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP).
 

To commemorate the additional signs, GHS/OCD and the Guam Police Department will hold a hand-off ceremony on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex where Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio will recognize the hand-off to the Mayors’ Council of Guam and the Neighborhood Watch area commanders.
 

NWS Monitors Systems in the Area; Prepare for Heavy Winds Expected Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor a number of potential major weather features in the region.

NWS is closely monitoring a tropical disturbance, Invest Area 94W, centered near Pohnpei, which is expected to gradually develop as it continues west north-west toward the Marianas the next couple of days. On its current track, 94W is expected to pass near or south of Guam late Tuesday or very early Wednesday morning. There is still uncertainty as to whether it will remain a disturbance or intensify as it makes its way near.

High Surf Advisory in Effect; Avoid Hazardous Seas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office advised that winds associated with strong high pressure over the northwest pacific will generate swell and seas that will produce hazardous surf through the coming week.

A high surf advisory is now in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6 p.m. Friday. Along north and east facing reefs, hazardous surf of 10 to 12 feet will continue through much of the week.

NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office has issued a small craft advisory, which is in effect until 6AM CHST Wednesday. A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 22 to 33 knots are expected to produce wave conditions hazardous to small crafts.

A trade wind surge has arrived and East-Northeast winds of 15 to 25 knots with occasional gusts to 35 knots will continue through the next several days. Combined seas of 6 to 8 feet today will build in response to the winds which have arrived Seas will likely reach 8 to 10 feet tonight or Saturday.

NWS Issues Thunderstorm Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a thunderstorm advisory for the Guam International Airport until 4 p.m. Thunderstorms are possible or occurring within 20 nautical miles of the airport. 

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to be alert and take precautions by seeking shelter when lightning is seen or thunder is heard.
 

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No Direct Threat Expected from Tropical Storm Fengshen

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now Tropical Storm Fengshen as it continues west-northwest.

As of 7 a.m., Fengshen was located 17.1 degrees north latitude and 157.1 degrees east longitude, about 765 miles east of Saipan and 855 miles east-northeast of Guam. It is moving west-northwest at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.  

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