The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a flood advisory, in effect for all of Guam until 11:45 a.m. Heavy rain over Guam will cause urban and small stream flooding. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautionary actions:

· Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

· If driving, be alert for low visibilities in heavy rain;

· Slow down where water is ponding on the road;

· Turn Around, Don’t Drown. 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;

· Do not camp, park, or hike along streams and rivers. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to practice caution while traveling in heavy rain, driving below the speed limit and allowing enough braking distance between vehicles.