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JIC RELEASE NO. 804 - Three COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported; Governor Signs Executive Order No. 2021-24; COVID-19 Updates: 70 Hospitalized; 169 of 1,659 Test Positive

Three COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported September 26 – 28
The Joint Information Center was notified of three additional COVID-related fatalities reported between September 26 – 28:

High Surf Advisory in Effect; Inexperienced Mariners Advised to Stay Out of the Water

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued the following:

high surf advisory is in effect for north and west facing reefs of Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, until 6 a.m. Friday. Large breaking waves of up to 11 feet in the surf zone are expected along north and west facing reefs.

No Immediate Threat Assessed from Reported North Korea Missile Launch

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), federal and military partners, continue to monitor events surrounding the region including reports of the recent launch of an unidentified projectile off the east coast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today.

JIC RELEASE NO. 803 - Eight COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported; COVID-19 Hospital Census: 70; Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 162 New Cases

Eight COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported September 24 – 26
The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified of eight (8) additional COVID-related fatalities reported between September 24 – 26:

GHS/OCD, JRM, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Joint Region Marianas (JRM), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, starting at 3:15 p.m.

GHS/OCD will test the nineteen (19) All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) sirens in conjunction with JRM, NBG, and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV)” sirens.

Strong Thunderstorm Over Guam Coastal Waters; Boaters Advised to Seek Harbor

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a marine weather statement for Guam coastal waters. A strong thunderstorm, capable of producing winds to around 25 knots and producing approximately 10 cloud to ground strikes per minute is located 27 nautical miles west of Ritidian. This thunderstorm is nearly stationary.  

Thunderstorm Advisory in Effect; Practice Caution on the Roadways

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a thunderstorm advisory, in effect for the Guam International Airport until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Thunderstorms are possible or occurring within 20 nautical miles of the airport. Be alert and take precautions as required. If lightning is seen or thunder is heard, remain indoors.

A flood watch remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through 6 a.m. Saturday. Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches with locally heavier amounts are possible through tonight.

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