Accelerated fielding for additional AHAWS sirens

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security accelerated the approximately $2 million grant for 31 additional sirens for Guam as part of fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2018, instead of phased over the next five years, according to a Sept. 13 release from the office of Gov. Edward B. Calvo.

Homeland Security Advisor George Charfauros met with grants team members from the Department of Homeland Security on Sept. 13 and expressed that Guam has a need to accelerate the planned fielding additional sirens, especially in areas not near coastal zones, as the existing 15 sirens were initially specific to tsunami . . .

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