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GHS/OCD Host Tsunami 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 Tsunami Awareness (AWR-217) training on April 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the University of Guam, School of Business & Public Administration.

NWS Advisories in effect for the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, has the following advisories in effect: A red flag warning is in effect for Guam until 7 p.m. this evening. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. NWS advises dry weather is expected to continue the next few days with only a few isolated showers. Stronger and gusty daytime winds today will cause any fires that develop to become difficult to contain.

NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office, Guam has issued a fire weather watch for Guam, in effect through Saturday evening. A fire weather watch means critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

NWS Issues Red Flag Warning for Guam; Outdoor Burning is Not Recommended

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam issued a red flag warning, in effect until 7 p.m. this evening for Guam. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create ideal conditions for rapid spread of wildfires.

Guam’s Emergency Communications Capabilities Expand

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were on Guam from February 26 through March 2, to install the FEMA National Radio System (FNARS) at the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) and train key staff how to use the system.

NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office, Guam has issued a fire weather watch for Guam, in effect through Thursday evening. A fire weather watch means critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

Law Enforcement, GDOE Take Extra Precautions Amidst Bomb Threat

On Thursday, February 22, E911 dispatch received a report of a bomb threat specifically mentioning the Guam High School location. After the Navy Police and Guam Police Department were able to conduct a sweep of the facility with use of K9 units, no threat was found, deeming the facility “All Clear.” Responders took all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the remaining school students, personnel, the surrounding public, and responders involved.

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