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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




JIC Release No. 34 - NEWS: GHC gives six families option to move into low-cost rental homes

NEWS: GHC gives six families option to move into low-cost rental homes 

The Guam Housing Corp. has units available in its inventory for families and has given six families the option to move into one of them. The homes are located at Lada Gardens and Sagan Linayan in Dededo. 

“These homes are transitional but could be the start of a longer process to get them into permanent housing – hopefully even home ownership,” said Guam Housing Corp. President Chris Duenas. 

JIC Release No. 33 - Plans in Place for Residents that are displaced; no family left behind

As of Monday, September 17, 2018, a total of 293 people (55 families) from across the island, have been using the Astumbo Gym in Dededo as a temporary shelter. The families were displaced due to the impacts from Typhoon Mangkhut.

Emergency response personnel continue to work to get the island back to normal, including helping residents return to their homes. 

Village Support

JIC Release No. 32 - Federal and GovGuam Joint Damage Assessments to Begin Tomorrow (Sept. 18)

Local and federal agencies and partner organizations are starting Joint Damage Assessments tomorrow and are asking the community for their cooperation.

Officials will be working as quickly as possible to complete the assessment, which is a necessary part of the process in a request for federal assistance. 


Farmers who are registered with the Guam Department of Agriculture are asked to submit their crop damage report, as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut, to the Agricultural Development Services Division (ADS).

ADS will accept crop damage reports daily beginning on
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 up until Monday, October 1, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Farm loss claims will NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact the Agricultural Development Services Division (ADS) AT 300-7969.


The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) would like to inform the community that classes will resume at all 41 GDOE schools on Monday, September 17, 2018.

The additional schools opening Monday are Harry S. Truman Elementary School, Inarajan Elementary School, Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School, Marcial Sablan Elementary School,Merizo Martyrs’ Memorial Elementary School, Price Elementary School, Inarajan Middle School, L.P. Untalan Middle School, Oceanview Middle School, J.P. Torres Success Academy and Okkodo High School.

JIC Release No. 31 - Response Personnel Work through the Evening into Tomorrow; Stay Safe, Guam

As recovery work continues, in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut, the community are reminded to continue to stay safe:
•    Drive at a slower pace than normal and proceed with caution
•    Provide authorities the courtesy of the road by complying with traffic signs, watching for traffic cones or larger response vehicles
•    Allow the authorities to safely conduct their jobs by allowing enough room on the roadways and at each job site
•    Do not use cellphones while driving

JIC Release No. 30 - Port Authority of Guam Continues Normal Operations

After Typhoon Mankghut made its closest point of approach to Guam, Guam’s only port of entry, the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) suffered damages to all three gantry cranes; Gantries 4, 5 and 6. 

The gantry is a structure used to straddle a workplace and the gantry crane has the ability to lift some of the heaviest loads, including large containers of commodities needed on Guam. As Guam’s premier point of sea entry, PAG recognized the need to revitalize all three gantries and were able to get 4 and 5 operational immediately after the storm.