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NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Guam has issued a short term forecast for Guam. Through 4:15 p.m., showers and thunderstorms will continue to drop locally heavy rain of up to an additional 1 to 3 inches across northern Guam, with brief local flooding likely in urban and poor-drainage areas. Occasional lightning has also been observed.

GHS/OCD Host Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Training

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX, will host the “Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) – L0146” training on Thursday, August 23 – Friday, August 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights.

Guam Recognized as “StormReady” and “TsunamiReady” Community

The Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Guam, recognized the hard work that the community of Guam, personnel within the Government of Guam, its agencies, and its partners have invested to meet the high standards of the StormReady and TsunamiReady Programs.
 
 

NWS Issues Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Guam has issued an airport wind advisory, in effect for the Guam International Airport until 5 p.m.this afternoon. Winds are expected from the east at 24 to 29 mph with frequent gusts to 36 mph in showers.
 

Preliminary Damage Assessments Underway After Tropical Storm Maria

Pursuant to the Guam Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) and other Government of Guam (GovGuam) support agencies have begun conducting an island-wide Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) following the passage of Tropical Storm Maria (10W), that affected Guam between July 4 – July 5, 2018.

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