Storms & Typhoons
Guam's storm season lasts from July 1 - December 31. A catastrophic typhoon has not hit the island since Pongsona in 2002, but it and other memorable storms have taught folks on Guam the importance of being prepared.
During a typhoon:
- If you are in a low-lying area or if the building you are staying in is not a concrete structure or lacks storm shutters, consider seeking shelter elsewhere.
- Stay inside and away from windows.
- If possible, stay tuned to a radio or television for storm bulletins.
- Stay inside when the eye of the typhoon is passing and prepare for heavy winds from the opposite direction.
- Fill in holes around doors with old towels or blankets.
- Turn of and unplug all appliances.
- NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Weather radios are for sale at electronics stores on Guam and via mail-order catalogues and various other locations.
We strongly advise our visitors and island residents to stay updated with weather conditions and local advisories by listening to local news stations, or by visiting the following sites online:
GHS/OCD Website: www.ghs.guam.gov
GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD
National Weather Service: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
Governor of Guam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo
Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam
For any changes to inbound and outbound flights to Guam, travelers are encouraged to contact their respective airline or travel provider or visit www.guamairport.com for flight updates.