Workshop focuses on FEMA risk assessment - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Workshop focuses on FEMA risk assessment

Posted: Updated:

A multi-agency workshop was held today to go over the Federal Emergency Management's Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment which helps agencies to understand its risks and estimate their respective capabilities.

Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense Grants Manager Dee Cruz says the process allows for communities to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses - in turn enabling them. "Two questions we need to ask is how do we prepare ourselves and what shareable resources do we need to be able to be prepared," she said.

"It's a great collaboration because everyone knows what Guam needs should a disaster strike."

Attendees included representatives from the Government of Guam, military and federal partners, private and non-profit organizations that play an active role in GHS/OCD's emergency operations center.

The work today and over the course of the next several months will be compiled into hundreds of pages to be sent to FEMA at the end of the year, giving FEMA full insights into what Guam's needs in the event of a disaster.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Bank of Guam merges Santa Cruz branch with Hagatna HQ

    Bank of Guam merges Santa Cruz branch with Hagatna HQ

    On Tuesday, Bank of Guam celebrated the merging of the Santa Cruz branch with their headquarters in Hagatna. After more than 40 years, a time capsule that was buried at the Bank in 1975 was unveiled and is now on display. The last day of the Santa Cruz Branch operations is Monday December 11, 2017.More >>
    On Tuesday, Bank of Guam celebrated the merging of the Santa Cruz branch with their headquarters in Hagatna. After more than 40 years, a time capsule that was buried at the Bank in 1975 was unveiled and is now on display. The last day of the Santa Cruz Branch operations is Monday December 11, 2017.More >>
  • DOE schools closed for Black Friday

    DOE schools closed for Black Friday

    Just as a reminder - Friday the 24th  has been declared a Government of Guam holiday by Governor Eddie Calvo. There will be no classes held for any of the island's public schools. Classes will resume on Monday.More >>
    Just as a reminder - Friday the 24th  has been declared a Government of Guam holiday by Governor Eddie Calvo. There will be no classes held for any of the island's public schools. Classes will resume on Monday.More >>
  • Young woman dead after Yigo crash

    Young woman dead after Yigo crash

    A woman, 20, is dead after a serious crash in Yigo early Thursday. It happened along Route 15 near the Church of Christ around 4:21 am.  Police responded to the scene where a man driving a 1991 Toyota Hilux lost control of the pickup truck and ran off the road. Investigators say it appears he had been heading westbound towards Dededo when it occurred. The woman, who was in the passenger seat, was ejected from the truck.  Authorities say the driver was conscious and alert, ...More >>
    A woman, 20, is dead after a serious crash in Yigo early Thursday. It happened along Route 15 near the Church of Christ around 4:21 am.  Police responded to the scene where a man driving a 1991 Toyota Hilux lost control of the pickup truck and ran off the road. Investigators say it appears he had been heading westbound towards Dededo when it occurred. The woman, who was in the passenger seat, was ejected from the truck.  Authorities say the driver was conscious and alert, ...More >>
Powered by Frankly