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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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Avoid Dangerous Rip Currents; NWS Advisory in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam advised an east swell will maintain dangerous rip currents.

high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Wednesday. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. Surf of 8 to 10 feet, dangerous and frequent rip currents are expected along east facing reefs of the Marianas.

GHS/OCD Hosts Instructor Certification Workshop; National Youth Preparedness Initiative

In 2019, Guam was included in a nationwide youth preparedness initiative called MyPI, short for “My Preparedness Initiative.” MyPI is a four-time, national award-winning youth preparedness/youth leadership program designed to enhance individual, family, and community preparedness as well as a variety of leadership development characteristics.

Guam is to be included in the initiative and join the now expanded MyPI with 33 other states and territories.

NWS Advisories in Effect for the Marianas; Avoid Hazardous Seas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam advised surf will build along northern and eastern shores this week. The following advisories remain in effect:

high surf advisory is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Building trade-wind swell will cause surf to increase through the week. Large breaking waves of 7 to 9 feet are expected along north facing reefs.

Avoid Dangerous Rip Currents; NWS Advisory in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam advised a trade-wind swell and surf will maintain strong rip currents.  

high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Saturday night. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. Dangerous and frequent rip currents are expected along east facing reefs of the Marianas.

Officials Monitor for Impacts from Volcanic Activity

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam continues to monitor the ongoing activity associated with the eruption of Taal Volcano, in Batangas Province, south of Manila, Philippines.

At this time, the volcanic eruption and ongoing activity at Taal Volcano currently poses no threat to Guam or the CNMI other than a possible light haze as early as Tuesday evening. As advised by NWS, the haze may be visible but is not expected to cause issues prompting people to remain indoors.

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