August 21, 2018
NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Guam
The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office, issued a flash flood warning for Guam until 2:30 p.m. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
Heavy showers are present across Guam and up to three inches of rain have already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible and flash flooding is expected. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action and move to higher ground if necessary.
Follow these flood safety tips:
Turn around, don’t down when entering flooded roads. Seek alternate routes if you encounter a flooded roadway.
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.
If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
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.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) advise the community to heed these flood safety messages. Practice extreme caution while traveling in these conditions.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
·NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
·NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.