Mariana Islands Homeowner’s Handbook to Natural Hazards Out Now


The book is free to residents and will be available for distribution at Home Depot and through Mayors Offices.

Guam – Are you a homeowner who wants to make sure you’re prepared for natural hazards? Well, good news, there’s a book just for you. 


The University of Guam Sea Grant team have put together a comprehensive book of how to get ready for coastal hazards that potentially could strike the island. The book is titled: Mariana Islands Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards. Dr. Laura Biggs was at Home Depot over the weekend distributing copies of the book to residents and she says the book covers how to be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved to protect your family and property.

Biggs says, “Basically it goes through all the natural hazards that Guam is susceptible to and tsunamis, earthquakes. Even information in the Northern Marianas chain such as volcanoes just to make sure everyones well informed and to make sure they’re prepared for hazards. We also have information on how to retrofit wood and tin structures so those are the most vulnerable when winds pick up.”