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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




MRFC Provide Tips for Identifying Counterfeit Money

The Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC) continues to monitor threats and hazards to the region. In light of recent reports regarding the use of counterfeit money, the MRFC advises the community to be alert for similar incidences and the potential impact on consumers, businesses, and financial institutions.

The MRFC are in coordination with all appropriate stakeholders to include local law and federal law enforcement entities and local private sector entities to monitor and assess incidences of counterfeit money use.

NWS Fire Weather Watch Remains in Effect; Refrain from Outdoor Burning

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office fire weather watch remains in effect for Guam through Monday Evening. A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Stronger winds and continued dry weather expected the next several days will increase the risk of fast-spreading wildfires.

GHS/OCD Host Multiple Trainings from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in coordination with the University of Guam (UOG) Regional Center for Public Policy and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech), will host multiple training opportunities. All classes will be held in Rm. 129 of the UOG School of Business and Public Administration Building.


Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) – This course is offered twice, on two different dates:

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, April 2, starting at 3:15 p.m.

GHS/OCD will test the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) from seventeen (17) locations in conjunction with NBG and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV).”

GHS/OCD Host Guam Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities Workshop

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC), will host the Guam Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities Workshop on Monday, March 25 – Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort Tumon Guam.

The event theme is “Mitigating Guam’s Earthquake and Tsunami Risk,” and will provide a forum to discuss Guam’s mitigation strategies and opportunities involving other hazards and risks as well.

Circulation Poses No Direct Threat to the Marianas; NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor an area of disturbed weather, referred to as Invest 95W, with scattered to numerous showers that moved over western Chuuk State. The circulation is expected to move over eastern Yap State by today. Showers are also expected to move to the Republic of Palau on Saturday and continue through Sunday.