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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Guam private nonprofit organizations of the July 1, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by Typhoon Mangkhut that occurred Sept. 10-11, 2018. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

GHS/OCD AmeriCorps Program Applications Open

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), working with the Serve Guam Commission which oversees AmeriCorps programs in Guam under the office of the Governor, is accepting applications to the AmeriCorps GHS/OCD program between now and July, 2019.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

NWS Issues Short Term Forecast for Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a short-term forecast for Guam. Now through 2 p.m., locally heavy showers are possible across central and northern Guam.

Brief flooding of roads and poor drainage areas are possible. Daytime heating may generate a few thunderstorms during the afternoon.

If driving, be alert for flooding of roads, as well as low visibilities in heavy rain. If thunder is heard or lightning is seen, seek shelter indoors or in an enclosed vehicle.

NWS Issues Short Term Forecast and Flood Advisory for Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a short-term forecast for Guam from now through 5 p.m..

Thunderstorms with locally heavy showers have produced 1 to 2 inches of rain over portions of northern Guam, especially Tumon. 1 to 3 additional inches of rain along with occasional lightning are expected through this afternoon. Brief local flooding of streams, roads and low-lying areas is likely as the showers pass. Flooding has already been reported in Tumon.

NEWS: President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for Guam for Typhoon Wutip

Hagåtña – A Major Disaster Declaration was approved for Guam.

Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero submitted a request for federal assistance after Typhoon Wutip struck the Marianas on February 23, 2019.

The request for Public Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were awarded:
1. Public Assistance provides grants to state and local governments and certain nonprofit entities to assist them with the response to and recovery from disasters.
a. Public Assistance projects may fall into the following categories:
i. Category A: Debris removal