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

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), 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, April 2, starting at 3:15 p.m.

GHS/OCD will test the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) from seventeen (17) locations in conjunction with NBG and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV).”

GHS/OCD Host Guam Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities Workshop

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC), will host the Guam Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities Workshop on Monday, March 25 – Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort Tumon Guam.

The event theme is “Mitigating Guam’s Earthquake and Tsunami Risk,” and will provide a forum to discuss Guam’s mitigation strategies and opportunities involving other hazards and risks as well.

Circulation Poses No Direct Threat to the Marianas; NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor an area of disturbed weather, referred to as Invest 95W, with scattered to numerous showers that moved over western Chuuk State. The circulation is expected to move over eastern Yap State by today. Showers are also expected to move to the Republic of Palau on Saturday and continue through Sunday.


Circulation Passed Near Chuuk Overnight; No Threat to the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor a tropical disturbance (Invest 95W) that passed near Chuuk overnight.


The system remains disorganized as it continues to move west and development of the system is not expected at this time. NWS advised models indicate no development in the coming days, but it will maintain a surface trough that will eventually head to Yap and Palau.


GHS/OCD Install Trailer-Mounted Sirens; Test to be Conducted in Mangilao

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) are in the process of finalizing the installment of two trailer-mounted sirens as part of an ongoing initiative to improve mass notification and advanced warning systems.


The first trailer-mounted siren was installed today at Assumption Drive, Piti. The second trailer-mounted siren will be installed tomorrow, March 14, 2019 at the George Washington High School and tested between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.