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09 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office, Guam has issued an intermediate advisory for Tropical Depression 20W. As of 10 a.m., 20W was located about 25 miles east of Guam with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph.

Although damaging winds are not expected for the Marianas, gusty winds with peaks as high as 35 mph are expected for Saipan and Tinian. Rainfall will be locally heavy, mainly for Guam and Rota, where 2 to 3 inches may fall this afternoon and tonight.

14 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Guam

The Guam Emergency Response Plan (GERP) has been superseded by what is now, the Guam Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). On Tuesday, December 13, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo signed Executive Order No. 2016-13, adopting and enacting the CEMP.

Guam’s geographic location makes it more vulnerable to the effects of both natural and man-made disasters. The CEMP outlines the objective of the plan to provide protection for the residents and visitors of Guam, using the National Incident Management System to best utilize the Government’s limited resources during disasters.

22 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Guam

The National Weather Service Forecast Office, Tiyan, Guam issued the following:

An urban and small stream flood advisory is now in effect until 10 pm this evening. Heavy rain due to thunderstorms may cause urban and small stream flooding. One to three inches of rainfall are possible. This may cause flooding in low-lying areas and along roads with poor drainage.

21 Jan 2016 description
report Government of Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office, Tiyan, Guam has issued a drought information statement to include the Mariana Islands and Chuuk State.

One of the strongest El Niño’s in history remains across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. This El Niño pattern will likely persist through the first few months of 2016, and then weaken to neutral by the summer months and possibly trend toward La Niña conditions late in the year. Increasingly dry conditions usually develop across Micronesia after the mature phase of a strong El Niño.

21 Jan 2016 description
report Government of Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office, Tiyan, Guam has issued a drought information statement to include the Mariana Islands and Chuuk State.

One of the strongest El Niño’s in history remains across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. This El Niño pattern will likely persist through the first few months of 2016, and then weaken to neutral by the summer months and possibly trend toward La Niña conditions late in the year. Increasingly dry conditions usually develop across Micronesia after the mature phase of a strong El Niño.

12 Jan 2016 description
report Government of Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office, Tiyan, Guam has issued a public information statement for very dry weather developing across the Mariana Islands.

As advised by NWS, rainfall across the Marianas is expected to be below normal for the next several months. NWS computer models indicate rainfall of only a quarter inch to half inch for the Mariana Islands for the next 10 days and very low rainfall will likely persist through the next several months.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Government of Guam

Following President Obama’s declaration of a major disaster in Guam on June 5, 2015, the Offices of Homeland Security and Civil Defense (OHS/OCD), Public Assistance Disaster Recovery Team, led by Anthony G. Lukeala, are making progress as over an estimated $2 million in federal funds will be awarded from the Presidential Declaration under the Public Assistance program. This Presidential disaster declaration was granted due to damages caused by Typhoon Dolphin on May 13-16, 2015.

30 Nov 2015 description
report Government of Guam

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (OHS/OCD) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. (ChST) at the OHS/OCD facility in Agana Heights. The AHAWS siren at OHS/OCD will sound off for a brief time during this ceremony between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Residents surrounding Agana Heights can expect to hear voiced pre-script messaging and loud wailing sounds and sirens.

03 Nov 2015 description
report Government of Guam

Following President Obama’s declaration of a major disaster in Guam on September 11, 2014, the Offices of Homeland Security and Civil Defense (OHS/OCD), Public Assistance Disaster Recovery Team, led by Anthony Lukeala, are making progress as six (6) Government of Guam agencies are allotted money from the Presidential Declaration under the Public Assistance program. This Presidential disaster declaration was granted due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Halong on July 28-31, 2014.

16 Oct 2015 description
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Guam advised to take precautions in the heavy winds and rains

The National Weather Service, Forecast Office, Tiyan Guam, latest advisory stated, now through 3 p.m., fast moving showers will bring periods of heavy rain and strong wind gusts to Guam. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches and wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph are now possible, especially over northern Guam.

16 Oct 2015 description
report Government of Guam

No watches or warnings for Guam at this time

The Offices of Homeland Security and Civil Defense (OHS/OCD), in coordination with the National Weather Service, continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm (TS) Champi and the effects it has on the Marianas.

There are no watches or warnings for Guam at this time. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Rota, Tinian, Saipan, Alamagan, Pagan, and Agrihan, meaning tropical storm conditions including damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected through late this evening.

16 Oct 2015 description
report Government of Guam

The Great Guam ShakeOut comes to a close. This year, registrants participated in their earthquake procedure today at 10:15 a.m. (ChST). 2015 was Guam’s sixth year to participate in the Great Guam ShakeOut, with the highest amount of participants reported at 78,888. Over 50,000 of those registrants were from Guam’s K-12 school districts.

19 May 2015 description
report Government of Guam

Guam Housing Corporation (GHC) President Martin Benavente, who has served the island as a Dededo commissioner and a training officer at Civil Defense, and has also trained a reconstruction team for a previous storm recovery effort, was appointed to lead the transition of shelterees from emergency shelter at the gyms to their homes. Governor Eddie Baza Calvo appointed Benavente because of his experience with recovery efforts.