COMMUNITY BRIEFS – January 20, 2021


Public warned of dangerous rip currents

The public is being warned of a high risk of rip currents through Sunday afternoon.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point. dangerous rip currents are present along east facing reefs of the Marianas through Sunday afternoon. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Rip currents could briefly subside today, Wednesday, but are then expected to return Thursday.

Residents of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota are advised to avoid venturing near reef lines facing east. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don’t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline, then head in to shore when you are out of the current. (PR)

Guam Legislature to participate in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

The 36th Guam Legislature will be commemorating the nationwide COVID-19 memorial on the front steps of the Guam Congress Building at 8:05am today, Jan. 20, 2021. We will observe a moment of silence and the tolling of the bells at 8:30am in honor of each life lost on Guam due to COVID-19.

The event will be broadcast on local television, GTA Channel 21, Docomo Channel 117/60.4, and streamed online via I Liheslaturan Guåhan’s live feed on YouTube. (PR)

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