GHS/OCD Host Tropical Cyclone Awareness Training

GHS/OCD Host Tropical Cyclone Awareness Training

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in coordination with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), will host the Tropical Cyclone Awareness for the Western Pacific & American Samoa (AWR-343-C) training on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights.  

The four-hour course is offered at no cost to eligible participants and will increase attendees’ understanding of the latest knowledge in tropical cyclone science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. The course enhances participants’ ability to identify and describe the hazards associated with tropical cyclones and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge.

Attendees for the course include emergency management personnel from the Government of Guam, federal, military, private, and non-profit organizations. 

For registration details, contact GHS/OCD State Training and Exercise Manager, Patrick Leon Guerrero at (671) 475-9600 or via email at

For media inquiries, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at


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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month