Coast Guard changes heavy-weather designations

With several recent storm "near misses"" throughout Guam and the Mariana Islands a false sense of security could arise resulting in potentially dangerous complacency. Lt. Marlon Heron chief of contingency planning and force readiness of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam said that the terminology used by the Coast Guard in referring to storm or typhoon readiness conditions was changed last year to reduce possible confusion with Joint Region Marianas and the government of Guam's weather designation . . .

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