Guam – Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) met with forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) Thursday morning to co-ordinate their response to the monsoon weather pattern that is approaching the Mariana Islands.
A release from GHS/OCD Spokeswoman Alyssa Benito emphasizes that:
* There is currently NO watch or warning for Guam.
* A High Surf Advisory is still in effect for Guam until 5 pm, Saturday.
* GovGuam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4.
* Residents can still expect heavy rain and gusty winds starting Friday and continue into the weekend.
* We can expect 5 to 7 inches of rainfall in the next 3 days, and flooding in low-lying areas.
* Residents are advised to secure any loose debris around their houses as the weather is expected to bring strong winds
All residents and visitors are reminded of the following:
– Motorists should exercise extreme caution while driving, as heavy rain and ponding of water can create unsafe driving conditions.
– Motorists are reminded to take caution while driving as crews will be out on the main road ways conducting assessments and clearing debris.
– Be vigilant and cautious while near coastal areas.
– Avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches.
– Review your family disaster plans and ensure emergency/disaster supply kits are updated.
– Continue to monitor local media for updated information.