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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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Food Safety Health Certificate Training Course Reschedule Dates Due to Typhoon Mangkhut

The Division of Environmental Health of the Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to announce to all Health Certificate applicants who were scheduled to attend the Food Safety Health Certificate Training Course on the following dates below will be rescheduled at no cost:

 

Original Date

PRESS RELEASE No.: 2018 - ELIMINATING MOSQUITO BREEDING SITES AND PROTECTING AGAINST BITES

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) is encouraging the public to inspect premises around their homes and businesses for standing water where mosquitoes may breed.  The passing of Typhoon Mangkhut and its accompanying rainfall have created conditions around the island that would encourage the proliferation of mosquitoes, particularly the species that breed in containers, such as Aedes.  Debris strewn by the storm may be collecting water and breeding this species of mosquitoes.  Aedes mosquitoes are known transmitters of dengue fever, Z

PRESS RELEASE No.: 2018 - NOTICE TO ALL HEALTH-REGULATED ESTABLISHMENTS

The Division of Environmental Health (DEH) of the Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to remind all health-regulated establishments that in the event of a power or water outage, affected businesses must ensure appropriate measures are taken in protecting its customers: 

All Food and Water Vending Establishments
  • Power and water must always be available to operate your business.
  • If there is no power and/or water, the establishment must cease operation. 

JIC RECOVERY RELEASE NO. 3 - TYPHOON MANGKHUT RECOVERY: GPA Post Storm Typhoon Updates

Immediately after passage of storm/typhoon conditions with Conditions of Readiness (COR 1) issued, the Guam Power Authority will begin its restoration of service process. 

Critical restoration priorities will include hospitals, critical water wells and wastewater facilities, critical infrastructure facilities e.g. communications, schools, public safety/health and ports of entry. 

JIC Release No. 42 - DANGEROUS WINDS STILL OCCURRING - REMAIN INDOORS

Typhoon Mangkhut has passed north of Rota and is now located 14.1 degrees north latitude and 144.2 degrees east latitude, about 70 miles west of Rota and 60 miles northwest of Guam, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.

Although Mangkhut is tracking away from the Marianas, damaging winds of 39 mph or more are still expected to occur until early Tuesday morning.

JIC Release No. 41 - REMAIN INDOORS UNTIL COR4 IS ANNOUNCED

 
The worst weather conditions from Typhoon Mangkhut will persist until later tonight. Conditions will slowly improve but we continue to urge the community to remain indoors until Condition of Readiness (COR) 4 is announced.
 
After damaging winds subside, it may still be unsafe to traverse due to any debris, flooded roadways, downed power lines, or any other damages that are harmful to life and property. Until COR 4 announcement, should remain indoors to allow for emergency personnel to make road safety and recovery assessments.
 

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