Two Day Workshop Helps Guam Revise Catastrophic Plan

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The group is in Saipan today (Wednesday) helping to develop a CNMI catastrophic plan as well.

Guam – Meanwhile, Guam is making changes to its catastrophic plan to be able to adapt to climate change and the possible disasters it could bring.

 

Federal and Guam agencies held a two-day workshop to revise Guam’s catastrophic planning for category 5 typhoons. The workshop is part of the western pacific islands typhoon readiness and planning workshop. The first day, stakeholders discussed climate change and the second day they began to revise Guam’s catastrophic plan. Guam Homeland Security Advisor Brigadier General Johnny Lizama says it’s important to always plan for the worst, which in Guam’s case in a category 5 typhoon. While touring the island, FEMA Region 9, Regional Administrator Robert Fenton says he is impressed with Guam’s critical infrastructures that could be affected by a major typhoon.

“Our plans are living documents. We’ve evolved as far as lessons learned over the past to also what we are learning now with climate change and how that may affect our planning with any catastrophic event or any kind of event to make sure we are planning with the region,” said Lizama.

The group is in Saipan today (Wednesday) helping to develop a CNMI catastrophic plan as well.