Don’t Wait – Prepare Now through Tomorrow Morning
With the uncertainty of exactly how close to Guam the system will pass and the strength, it is advised to take precautionary actions now:
·Roll up carpets away from doors and windows
·Make lighting supplies easily accessible
·Unplug all appliances and ensure energy breakers are switched off once damaging winds approach
·Make sure family members know where the emergency preparedness kits are at; stock up on non-perishable food items and water for your household, flashlights, first-aid kits, batteries, matches or lighters, portable stove, toiletries, etc. Visit https://www.ready.gov/build-a-
·Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag
·Cover beds and furniture with plastic to prevent water damage
·Stay up to date in the event there are changes in weather conditions
·Secure your home – Prepare shutters in case they need to be put up tomorrow morning
·Clear loose debris around your yard and store any items that may become airborne with heavy winds, before inclement weather arrives
·Take down canopies and tarps
·Take down any temporary signs, including those for political campaigns, advertisements, and any other wooden or loosely placed items as these have the ability to lift in heavy winds and cause damage to life and property
·Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators now while the weather is clear
Discuss your emergency plan with household members. Include pets as part of your plan.
Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action:
· Clear drainage areas and un-block clogged storm drains in your area to minimize the chance of flooding
· Residents living near rivers and streams need to review plans for protecting properties
· Once heavy rains occur, 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
· If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground
· If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
· Avoid camping, parking, or hiking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
· Visit https://www.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
·NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.
·NWS Facebook: https://www.
·GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.
·Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.
Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.
For more information, contact the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.