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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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Tropical Storm 22W Intensifying

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now a Tropical Storm.

As of 11 p.m., the system was located 11.0 degrees north latitude and 153.7 degrees east longitude, about 625 miles east east-southeast of Guam. The Tropical Storm is moving  west north-west at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. The tropical storm is forecast to continue to intensify, possibly becoming a typhoon on Monday.

No Reports of Damages or Injuries from Earthquake; No Tsunami Threat

Tonight at about 10:42 p.m. a 5.2 earthquake 27km southeast of Rota shook the island of Guam, according to the United States Geological Survey.

There were no injuries or damages reported at this time. GHS/OCD is monitoring and according to Pacific Tsunami Warning Center there are no tsunami alerts for the island of Guam.

For more information, contact Acting Public Information Officer Jaimie Cruz at (671) 688-0438 or via email at jaimie.cruz@ghs.guam.gov.

 

Tropical Depression 22W Upgraded to Tropical Storm

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now a Tropical Storm.

As of 8 p.m., the system was located 11.0 degrees north latitude and 154.6 degrees east longitude, about 685 miles east east-southeast of Guam. The Tropical Storm is moving  west north-west at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. The tropical storm is forecast to intensify, possibly becoming a typhoon on Monday.

Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Guam; Take Necessary Precautions

The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a tropical storm watch for Guam and Rota as a tropical depression moves toward the Marianas.
 
A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more are possible within the next 24 hours.
 
As of 1 p.m., the tropical depression was located 10.5 degrees north latitude and 156  degrees east longitude; about 350 miles northeast of Chuuk and 785 miles east southeast of Guam, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
 

NWS Issues Special Weather Statement: Developing Circulation to Pass in the Vicinity of the Marianas Next Week

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office has issued a Special Weather Statement  for Guam and the Marianas:
 
A circulation is located about 950 miles east-southeast of Guam and 930 miles east-southeast of Saipan near 9N158E. It is the subject of a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). This system is currently moving west-northwest around 20 MPH. For more information on the TCFA by the JTWC, see bulletins under WMO header WTPN21 PGTW.

All Clear Determined After Tiyan High School Bomb Threat

At 1:00 p.m., the “All Clear” was given by responders on scene at the Tiyan High School after a reported bomb threat was called in to E911 dispatch. The school and surrounding areas resume normal operations.
 
The Guam Fire Department and Guam Police Department were able to conduct a sweep of the facility with K-9 units, confirming the area was “All Clear.” Responders took all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the remaining school students, personnel, the surrounding public, and responders involved.
 

Tiyan High School Receives Bomb Threat

At around 12:15 p.m., the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense received notification from E911 dispatch of a reported bomb threat that was called in for Tiyan High School.
 
The Guam Fire Department and Guam Police Department are on scene conducting a sweep of the facility with K-9 units.
 
All measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and all responders involved. Tiyan High School has been evacuated until an all clear can be determined.
 

FEMA Appoints Office of Civil Defense Administrator to National Advisory Council

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor appointed 13 members to its National Advisory Council (NAC).  Office of Civil Defense Administrator, Charles Esteves, was among the 13 appointees.

The NAC is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities. The NAC provides advice to the FEMA Administrator through recommendations on all aspects of emergency management. 

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