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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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JIC Recovery Release No. 126 - FEMA Hosts Job Fair on November 8; Additional Local Hire Positions Open

As Guam residents continue the journey toward recovery from Typhoon Mawar, FEMA is opening additional Local Hire positions to help the community recover and rebuild.

FEMA is looking for Local Hires in Guam with experience in Public Assistance site inspection. To apply online and learn more, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for FEMA positions in Guam. Please stay tuned for potential future postings as needed.

JIC Recovery Release No. 125 - FEMA Helpline Revised Hours of Operation

In light of decreased demand from Typhoon Mawar survivors, the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 is now open 19 hours daily, with revised hours from 9 p.m. (ChST) to 4 p.m. (ChST) the following day.

Guam residents who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance after Typhoon Mawar are encouraged to stay in contact with FEMA to resolve issues, provide updates on their applications or submit new information.

Thunderstorm Advisory in Effect; Practice Caution

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a thunderstorm advisory, in effect for the Guam International Airport until 1 p.m. this afternoon. Thunderstorms are possible or occurring within 20 nautical miles of the airport. Be alert and take precautions as required. These storms have been producing occasional lightning.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

Community Advised to Refrain from Interacting with Scam Messages

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) along with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), continue to receive reports of local telephone numbers receiving suspicious messages or reported phishing scams from local, domestic and unusual or unexpected international area codes. Most recently, reports identified suspicious calls related to non-existent Amazon orders for electronics.

Earthquake Recorded

 

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 that struck 171 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam, with a depth of 35.0 km, at 10:04 a.m. (ChST).

As advised by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat to the Marianas from the earthquake. There were no major damages or injuries for Guam reported from the earthquake.

Earthquake Recorded

 

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 that struck 146 km E of Yigo Village, Guam, with a depth of 10.0 km, at 6:11 p.m. (ChST).

As advised by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat to the Marianas from the earthquake. There were no major damages or injuries for Guam reported from the earthquake.

Five Additional Villages Complete in Mawar Debris Cleanup

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris removal mission moves forward as contractors completed cleanup from residential rights of way in the villages of Barrigada, Chalan Pago Ordot, Mangilao, Mongmong-Toto-Maite and Yona. 

The USACE mission conducts separation and removal of eligible typhoon related debris from residential properties. Teams go street by street through each village collecting everything from construction and demolition waste to vegetative debris from rights of way until the entire village has been cleared. 

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