Flood advisory in effect for Guam; practice caution in heavy rain

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The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Guam, in effect until 11 a.m.

Heavy rain will cause urban and small stream flooding. Between a half and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional heavy showers are developing to the west and expected to move over Guam. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected, resulting in minor flooding.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautionary actions:

· If driving, be alert for low visibilities and slippery roads 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, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning;

· Visit https://www.ready.gov/floods to learn more.

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

 

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

· NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/

· NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/

· GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/

· GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/

 

(GHS/OCD Release)

 

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