Press Release - Flood Advisory in Effect; Drive with Caution


Press Release - Flood Advisory in Effect; Drive with Caution

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office advised an urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect until 7:15 this morning for central to northern Guam.

Heavy rain over central to northern Guam will cause urban and small stream flooding. Between 0.6 and 1.5 inches of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.6 to 1.5 inches are expected.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautionary actions through this early morning:

  • If driving, be alert for low visibilities in heavy rain;
  • Slow down where water is ponding on the road;
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away;
  • Do not camp, park, or hike along streams and rivers. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to practice caution while traveling in heavy rain, driving below the speed limit and allowing enough braking distance between vehicles.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at



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