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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




NWS Advisories in Effect; Flash Flood Watch Canceled

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now Tropical Storm Peipah (formerly 17W).

As of early this morning, Peipah was located about 385 miles north-northeast of Guam, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, making it a minimum tropical storm but no further intensification is expected. It is moving northwest at 17 mph and expected to pass to the far northern Marianas. The Mariana Islands, including the far northern Agrihan, Pagan, and Alamagan are not expected to experience tropical storm force winds as Peipah passes.

JIC Release No. 1 - Efforts to Minimize the Spread of Dengue Virus Underway

On September 11, 2019, the Guam Public Health Laboratory of the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) confirmed the first locally acquired case of dengue fever. The virus, type III [DENV 3], is the same affecting Yap, Palau, Marshall Islands, and the Philippines. The individual had no recent history of travel outside of Guam.

Rip Currents are Life Threatening; NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor a circulation, now called Tropical Depression 17, that is expected to pass well northeast of Saipan tonight but the clouds and rain are west and southwest of the center, dragging heavy rain across the Marianas through Monday morning. The following advisories remain in effect for the Marianas: