Typhoon Preparedness Month - June

Typhoon Preparedness Month - June

Typhoon Preparedness Month - June 2018
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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

The National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in conjunction with several states and territories, declare a Typhoon Preparedness Week for their respective areas each year to encourage people to prepare for Typhoon disasters.  This will be Guam’s first year extending the initiative for one full month. 

Throughout the month of June, the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) will promote information about how to build an emergency kit, how to make an emergency communication plan and what to do before, during and after a typhoon. The following are weekly themes to consider:

·      June 1-2, 2018: Know Your Typhoon Risk

·      June 3-9, 2018: Know Your Evacuation Zone and Make an Emergency Plan

·      June 10-16, 2018: Assemble Disaster Supplies and Prepare Financially

·      June 17-23, 2018: Strengthen Your Home

·      June 24-30, 2018: Help Your Neighbors

Those interested in participating and finding more information throughout the month are encouraged to follow Guam Homeland Security on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/, follow @guamhomelandsecurity on Instagram and visit the GHS/OCD website at www.ghs.guam.gov.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use TPM as a chance to open discussions with friends and family about typhoon preparedness by using the following resources:

·         https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

·         https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

·         https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

·         https://ghs.guam.gov/programs/natural-disasters/typhoons

Upcoming event dates:

June 1-30: Typhoon Preparedness Month 
June 1 1000-1400: GPO Outreach
June 5 0800-1200: NDPTC Tropical Cyclone Awareness for the Western Pacific & American Samoa Training
June 5 1300-1700: AWR 310 NDPTC Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders Training
June 6 1100: Proclamation Signing, Adelupe
June 7 0800-1600: Guam 2018 Catastrophic Plan and Typhoon "Pakyo" Workshop 
June 9 1000-1600: A-Club, Agana Shopping Center
June 9 1600-1900:  Immaculate Heart of Mary 8th Annual Health Fair
June 12-13 0800-1700: Annual Tropical Cyclone, Disaster Preparedness and Climate Workshop
June 24-30: Lightning Awareness Week 


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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month