VIDEO: Civil Defense & NWS Meet to Co-Ordinate Response to “Monsoonal Weather” Pattern

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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. 

VIEW the NWS satellite loop of the “monsoonal” weather pattern HERE

A release from GHS/OCD Spokeswoman Alyssa Benito emphasizes that:   

READ the 9:08 Special Weather Statement from the NWS HERE

* 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.