NWS Issues Advisories for the Flood Advisory for Southern Guam; Drive with Caution

NWS Issues Advisories for the Flood Advisory for Southern Guam; Drive with Caution

The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for poor drainage areas for southern Guam until 9:30 p.m. A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Heavy rain will cause urban and small stream flooding in the south. Over 1 inch of rain has fallen in some locations and an additional 1 to 2 inches is possible. Some locations that will experience flooding include Talofofo, Inarajan, Merizo, Santa Rita, and Umatac.

Residents and visitors are advised:
  • Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
  • Be especially cautious this evening when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding, especially in areas that are lacking light.
high surf advisory remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6 p.m. Saturday. Hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet is expected along west facing reefs through tonight. Surf will rise between 8 and 10 feet Friday night through Saturday night. Avoid venturing near reefs and beaches, especially those facing west. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents will be life threatening.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to practice extreme caution while traveling in these rainy conditions, allowing enough braking distance between vehicles. Avoid the waters until hazardous conditions subside.  

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
·           NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
·           NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·           GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·           GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.



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