Flood Advisory in Effect; Drive with Caution


Flood Advisory in Effect; Drive with Caution

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office advised shower coverage will remain elevated for Guam from tonight through New Year’s Day. Breezy conditions will remain through tonight.

An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect until midnight for southern and central Guam. Heavy rain over and east of Guam will cause urban and small stream flooding. Between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 and a half inches are expected through midnight.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautionary actions:
  • Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.
  • If driving, be alert for low visibilities in heavy rain;
  • Slow down where water is ponding on the road;
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away;
  • Do not camp, park, or hike along streams and rivers. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

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

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.



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