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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month

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GHS/OCD Hosts Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills Training

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Emergency Training Center, will host the Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills (L0141) training on October 30 – November 3, 2023, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the GHS/OCD facility in Agana Heights.

Dangerous Surf and Hazardous Seas through Thursday

 

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisories in effect:

high surf advisory remains in effect for Guam until 6 p.m. Thursday. Large breaking waves of 10 to 12 feet on west facing reefs and 9 to 11 feet on south facing reefs are expected. Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion are expected. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions.

JIC Release No. 13 - Guam in COR 4; Stay Out of the Water; GSWA Update; GFD Fuel Container Waiver Rescinded

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Adm. Gregory Huffman declared Guam in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4 at 10 a.m. today, October 11, 2023. Government of Guam operations resume at 10 a.m. 

Governor Leon Guerrero conducted an assessment at first daylight. All major thoroughfares were clear of any major debris and accessible. The community is reminded to conduct assessments around their homes in a safe manner. 

JIC Release No. 12 - COR 4 Anticipated by 10 AM Wednesday Morning; Assessments to be Made at First Light

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 at this time. The community is advised to remain indoors until COR 4 is announced. 

 

As of 7 p.m., Typhoon Bolaven was located near 14.8 degrees north latitude and 145.4 degrees east longitude, about 90 miles north-northwest of Guam, moving northwest at 14 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Bolaven is passing between Rota and Tinian and is now entering the Philippine Sea. Bolaven`s motion will slowly pull it away from Tinian and Saipan overnight.

 

JIC Release No. 10 - Bolaven Upgraded to a Typhoon; DPHSS Update; Shelters Update

Bolaven Upgraded to a Typhoon; DPHSS Update; Shelters Update

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 at this time. The community is advised to remain indoors until COR 4 is announced. 

Bolaven Update
As of 1 p.m., Bolaven has been upgraded to a typhoon. Typhoon Bolaven was located near 14.0 degrees north latitude and 146.0 degrees east longitude, about 90 miles east-northeast of Guam, moving northwest at 15 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. 

JIC Release No. 9 - Guam in COR 1; Remain Indoors; Shelter Update; Healthcare Information

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1 at this time. The community is advised to remain indoors until COR 4 is announced. 

 

Bolaven Update

As of 7 a.m., Tropical Storm Bolaven was located near 13.4 degrees north latitude and 147.0 degrees east longitude, about 150 miles east of Guam, moving northwest at 16 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Bolaven is forecast to intensify through Wednesday afternoon, possibly becoming a typhoon later today.

JIC Release No. 7 - Emergency Shelters Now Open; Support for O2 Dependent Residents; Expectant Mothers Now Accepted; Healthcare Updates; Clarification on Emergency Declaration

Emergency Shelters Open Now:

If you need to evacuate to an emergency shelter, before you leave home, shut off your incoming electricity at the main breaker or switch, usually located by the electric meter or in the circuit breaker panel. If you are dependent on an electrically-powered life support system, consider having a backup generator. Otherwise, make plans ahead of time to go to an alternate location where electricity will be available. 

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