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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




High Risk of Rip Currents Remains Along East Reefs and Beaches; Avoid Large Surf and Dangerous Rip Currents

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor all activity in the region, including Tropical Storm Nyatoh, as it continues moving away from the Marianas. At 1 a.m., the tropical storm was located 13.1 degrees north latitude and 137.2 degrees east longitude, about 510 miles west of Guam. It was moving west at 7 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

GHS/OCD to Conduct Test of Alert Beacons; No Action Required from Community

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) will conduct an initial test of twenty-one (21) out of fifty (50) recently installed Alert Beacons on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Alert Beacon serves as an in-building emergency notification system for large facilities such as campuses. The fifty Alert Beacons were procured under GHS/OCD’s Emergency Preparedness Grant Program in an effort to expand alerts and warnings capability and improve delivery of actionable guidance in the event of an emergency.

JIC RELEASE NO. 873 - Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 16 New Cases, 15 Hospitalized; DPHSS COVID-19 Data Update Report; COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Schedule; Food Commodities Distribution Continues

15 Hospitalized for COVID-19

CENSUS as of 5 p.m.





COVID-19 Admission



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

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Joint Region Marianas (JRM), 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, December 7, 2021, starting at 3:15 p.m.

GHS/OCD will test the nineteen (19) All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) sirens in conjunction with JRM, NBG, and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV)” sirens.

JIC RELEASE NO. 872 - COVID-19 Community Testing at Tiyan Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) COVID-19 community-based testing scheduled for today at the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada has been canceled due to safety concerns over inclement weather. 

COVID-19 testing at the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) continues as scheduled today but may close early based on weather conditions. 

Flood Advisory in Effect for Guam; Practice Caution in Heavy Rain

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Tiyan Guam has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Guam until 10:30 a.m.

Heavy rainfall is occurring. Up to one half inch of rain had already fallen. Additional rainfall of up to 1.5 inches is expected. 

Some locations that will experience flooding include Dededo, Tamuning, Yigo, Mangilao, Chalan Pago-Ordot, Barrigada, Yona, Hagatna Heights, Andersen AFB, Talofofo, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Sinajana, Inarajan, Asan, Merizo, Piti, Santa Rita and Umatac.

Stronger Winds and Hazardous Seas Continue Due to Passing Tropical Disturbance

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a special weather statement for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. A circulation centered about 205 miles south-southeast of Guam, near 11 degrees north latitude and 146 degrees east longitude, is moving west-northwest at about 16 mph and continues to slowly develop.