Annual Tropical Cyclone, Disaster Preparedness & Climate Workshop

Annual Tropical Cyclone, Disaster Preparedness & Climate Workshop

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office, is hosting a two-day Tropical Cyclone, Disaster Preparedness and Climate Workshop from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., June 10 – 11, 2019 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.


The objective of the workshop is to familiarize decision makers with the natural hazards that threaten Guam, the behavior of those hazards, emergency information and instructions issued by the NWS and its associates, and how to make critical decisions based on emergency information provided.


The workshop examines current knowledge; and tropical cyclone characteristics, behavior, and hazards. Participants will learn causes for the weather around Guam, the island’s risk and vulnerability to typhoons, earthquakes and tsunamis, climate change issues, implications for rainfall and sea level predictions, and other topics concerning disaster preparedness.


Attendees for the workshop include Government of Guam agencies, military, federal partners, private, and non-profit organizations that play an active role in GHS/OCD’s Emergency Operations Center.


“The comprehensive workshop provides stakeholders with an overview of the potential effects of natural disasters,” stated Charles Esteves, Office of Civil Defense Administrator. “It is important for us to understand the impacts to increase preparedness through hazard mitigation and risk protective measures. We are grateful for the expertise of our partners with the National Weather Service and their continued commitment to our community and the region.”


For registration details, contact GHS/OCD Typhoon Program Manager, Maria Romulo at (671) 475-9600 or


For media inquiries, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or



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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month