More heavy rain today; urban and small stream flood advisory in effect

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The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Guam which is in effect until 11:15am. A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Heavy rains over portions of central Guam are capable of causing urban and small stream flooding. Up to 1.5 inches of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected over the area, resulting in minor flooding. Be alert for additional advisories or warnings.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Dededo, Tamuning, Mangilao, Ordot-Chalan Pago, Barrigada, Yona, Agana Heights, Talofofo, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Sinajana, Inarajan, Asan, Piti, and Santa Rita.

page1image56961344The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued an urban and small stream flood
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advisory for Guam, in effect until 11:15 a.m.

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;
  • Avoid camping, parking, or hiking 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.

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