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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office has issued a small craft advisory, which is in effect until 6AM CHST Wednesday. A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 22 to 33 knots are expected to produce wave conditions hazardous to small crafts.

A trade wind surge has arrived and East-Northeast winds of 15 to 25 knots with occasional gusts to 35 knots will continue through the next several days. Combined seas of 6 to 8 feet today will build in response to the winds which have arrived Seas will likely reach 8 to 10 feet tonight or Saturday.

NWS Issues Thunderstorm Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a thunderstorm advisory for the Guam International Airport until 4 p.m. Thunderstorms are possible or occurring within 20 nautical miles of the airport. 

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to be alert and take precautions by seeking shelter when lightning is seen or thunder is heard.
 

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No Direct Threat Expected from Tropical Storm Fengshen

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now Tropical Storm Fengshen as it continues west-northwest.

As of 7 a.m., Fengshen was located 17.1 degrees north latitude and 157.1 degrees east longitude, about 765 miles east of Saipan and 855 miles east-northeast of Guam. It is moving west-northwest at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.  

Guam Part of National Youth Preparedness Initiative; Volunteer Instructors Needed

Guam was recently included in a nationwide youth preparedness initiative called MyPI, short for “My Preparedness Initiative.” MyPI is a four-time, national award-winning youth preparedness/youth leadership program designed to enhance individual, family, and community preparedness as well as a variety of leadership development characteristics.

Guam is to be included in the initiative and join the now expanded MyPI with 33 other states and territories.

Community Invited to Participate in World Tsunami Awareness Day

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), following a worldwide initiative through the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), invite the community to celebrate “World Tsunami Awareness Day” (WTAD)tomorrow, November 5, 2019, to promote a global culture of tsunami awareness. Tsunamis are rare but can affect many people, especially those living in coastal communities across multiple countries. Awareness, education, early warning systems, and detection can save lives.

Halong Now a Typhoon; No Direct Threat Expected

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now Typhoon Halong.

As of 7 a.m., Halong was located 17.0 degrees north latitude and 153.3 degrees east longitude, about 520 miles east-northeast of Saipan and 615 miles east-northeast of Guam. The system is moving northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. It is forecast to intensify through Wednesday, though will remain to the east of the Marianas.

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