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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




Circulation Monitored South of Pohnpei

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor a very broad and weak circulation, Invest 95W, south of Pohnpei near 5 degrees north latitude and 157 degrees east longitude.

At this time, there remains high uncertainty on how the system will impact the Marianas, if any. NWS expects this system to drift westward, possibly becoming stationary south of Guam over the weekend. It will continue a wet pattern across Chuuk State, and may lead to some scattered showers across Guam by this Friday and into the weekend.

JIC Recovery Release No. 127 - Keep in Contact With FEMA for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance

For those Typhoon Mawar survivors who received initial rental assistance, it’s important to stay in touch with FEMA, as you may be eligible for continued rental assistance. The initial grant is for the first two months. If you have exhausted the initial amount and need more, you may apply for continued assistance in three-month periods – up to 18 months from the President’s major disaster declaration, or November 28, 2024. 

There are a few simple steps to apply for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance:

Airport Wind Advisory in Effect; Practice Caution on the Roadways

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued an airport wind advisory, in effect for the Guam International Airport until 6:15 p.m. this evening. Winds from the east at 15 to 20 knots, with gusts to 25 to 30 knots, are expected. 

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to practice caution on the roadways, driving below the speed limit and allowing enough braking distance between vehicles.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

    JIC Recovery Release No. 126 - FEMA Hosts Job Fair on November 8; Additional Local Hire Positions Open

    As Guam residents continue the journey toward recovery from Typhoon Mawar, FEMA is opening additional Local Hire positions to help the community recover and rebuild.

    FEMA is looking for Local Hires in Guam with experience in Public Assistance site inspection. To apply online and learn more, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for FEMA positions in Guam. Please stay tuned for potential future postings as needed.

    JIC Recovery Release No. 125 - FEMA Helpline Revised Hours of Operation

    In light of decreased demand from Typhoon Mawar survivors, the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 is now open 19 hours daily, with revised hours from 9 p.m. (ChST) to 4 p.m. (ChST) the following day.

    Guam residents who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance after Typhoon Mawar are encouraged to stay in contact with FEMA to resolve issues, provide updates on their applications or submit new information.

    Thunderstorm Advisory in Effect; Practice Caution

    The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a thunderstorm advisory, in effect for the Guam International Airport until 1 p.m. this afternoon. Thunderstorms are possible or occurring within 20 nautical miles of the airport. Be alert and take precautions as required. These storms have been producing occasional lightning.

    Visit the following links for the latest advisory information: