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E.g., 03/22/2019
E.g., 03/22/2019

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

A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Saturday night. Surf of 7 to 9 feet will produce a high risk of rip currents along east facing shores. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. If caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain calm and stay afloat while waiting for help. If swimming out of a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Rip currents will be life threatening.

GHS/OCD Host Community Planning for Disaster Recovery 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 “Community Planning for Disaster Recovery” training on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights.

GHS/OCD Host Community Resilience 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 “Community Resilience (AWR-228)” training on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights.

NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office, issued a fire weather watch for Guam, in effect through late Sunday night. A fire weather watch means critical fire weather conditions may occur.

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