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Residents can stay safe by staying prepared

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While the Office of Civil Defense maintains there is no imminent threat to Guam in the wake of North Korea's latest threat to launch missiles in the waters near our island, spokesperson Jenna Gaminde said residents can take steps to prepare for all hazards. These include preparing a family communication plan in place, safe meeting place, a basic emergency preparedness kit, and if a worst case scenario happens, residents should shelter in place.

"So when we say shelter-in-place, it really means finding the closest concrete structure. If you're indoors that means stay indoors, if you're driving on the road, you want to pull over on the side of the road and just get to the nearest concrete structure as soon as you can," she explained.

Preparedness kids should include nonperishable food items, water, flashlights, batteries, first aid kit and other essential items.

For more information residents can call the Office of Civil Defense at 475-9600.

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