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Last updateTue, 18 Jun 2019 12am







    Monday, June 17, 2019-9:18:55P.M.






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Advisory: Heavy rains will create risk of flooding

(CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency) — A developing circulation passing over Guam will create numerous to frequent showers over the Northern Marianas through this weekend. the soil is already saturated due to heavy rains from Typhoon Mangkhut last week so most of the rains this weekend will be runoff and add to flooding problems.

The flash flood watch continues for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan through late Saturday night.

Numerous to frequent showers will be mostly runoff. Rain amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Poor drainage areas could see closed roads and even water in some houses. Avoid mountainous areas where flooding could be even flashier.

The community is urged to take precautionary measures as we expect more rainfall in our area.