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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




MRFC Monitor Reports of Emailed Bomb Threats across the U.S.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) along with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), monitor reports of emailed bomb threats to businesses and institutions across the across the country.

At this time, there has not been any credible threat reported on Guam that is in connection to the emailed bomb threats in the continental United States but the community is reminded to stay vigilant.

High Risk of Rip Currents for the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office advised trade-wind swell will maintain a high risk of rip currents for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through early Monday morning, especially on east facing reefs.

If caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain calm and stay afloat while waiting for help. If swimming out of a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Rip currents will be life threatening.

Typhoon Mangkhut Recovery: Guam denied Individual Assistance; SBA offers Disaster Loans

Following Governor Eddie Baza Calvo’s appeal for Individual Assistance (IA) in support of recovery efforts from Typhoon Mangkhut that affected the island on September 10 – 11, 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded on November 30, 2018 announcing Guam’s request for a major disaster declaration for individual assistance has been denied. The denial means that federal grant money and services to the people of Guam whose property has been destroyed will not be available at this time. 

NWS Issues Airport Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office advised a trade-wind surge will bring stronger trade winds to the area the next couple of days along with a few more showers. 

An airport wind advisory is in effect for the Guam International Airport until 7 p.m. this evening. Winds from the east at 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts up to 35 knots are expected.

Circulation Has Low Possibility of Development – No Threat to the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office advised that the circulation they were monitoring earlier in the week that was near Kosrae remains very weak and disorganized. This has resulted in the Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center being cancelled. There is a low possibility of development over the next 24 hours.

What used to be the disturbance near Kosrae from a couple of days ago is now just a surface trough east of the Marianas. Showers and thunderstorms will increase for the day Saturday then slowly diminish Sunday.