The Guam Meteorological Society says its not a tropical storm, but its not just the island that’s in trouble: Guam is also in a Pacific typhoon.
That means the island’s electricity and telecommunications infrastructure is at risk of catastrophic damage, as are most of the coastal areas around the island, including Guam City.
Guam is the second-most populated U.S. territory in terms of population.
It also happens to be the site of Guam’s only meteorological school, Guam Meteorology Academy, which serves students from all over the Pacific and Caribbean.
And for the second year in a row, the island has been a U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Typhoon Warning Center center.
“If we’re going to be a hurricane center in Guam, we need to have a typhoon center,” said Mike Smith, the Guam’s chief meteorologist and a longtime Guam resident.
The island is home to the nation’s only observatory, the National Weather Service, as well as the Guam Observatory.
This past year, it was the most populated island in the Pacific, with more than 7,500 residents.
This is the first time since 1999 that the island is on the WMO Typhoon Warning Network, according to Smith.
The WMO’s Hurricane Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, was the only hurricane center that was not affected by the island-wide typhoon this year.
Guam has also been hit by other tropical cyclones before, including in 2010 and 2014.
In 2014, the last tropical storm to hit Guam, Tropical Storm Hermine, made landfall in the island.
It left behind a $1.4 billion economic impact and a record-breaking storm surge of 2.5 feet in the center of the island — a storm that was still moving as recently as February.
“In 2017, we were very lucky to have some strong hurricanes coming in,” Smith said.
“And for the last few years, we’ve had a few strong hurricanes that have really disrupted our economy.
But this year, we have a very strong hurricane that we’re not going to tolerate any longer.”
The island also suffered another devastating typhoon last year, Tropical Jose, which caused significant damage to the island and its infrastructure, as did Hurricane Maria.
The typhoon was the strongest ever recorded by the WMA and the island also has suffered three tropical cyclone-related deaths.
“I don’t know how long this storm is going to stay, but the people of Guam need to be prepared for the worst,” Smith added.
Guam also has some of the best water resources in the U.P., which makes it especially vulnerable to a tropical cycloneye.
The Island is located along the West Coast of the U-S Pacific, between the mainland U.A.E. and Guam, with access to ocean-front ports.
It’s also located in a region that’s often called the “water corridor,” because of the high percentage of freshwater available to the Pacific.
The average annual rainfall in Guam is 2.6 inches.
But when you add in the impact of water, the potential for damaging storm surges and landslides, and the fact that the water has high salt content, the water is very susceptible to damaging storm surge and flooding.
The Guam Public Utilities Commission estimates that the area’s water level has risen about 4 feet since the year 2000, according a report by the UNAIDS.
“Our water is going up because of our salt levels,” said Joe Meeks, the state’s assistant public utilities commissioner.
“We’re not getting enough freshwater.
We need a lot more water.”
As of last year’s hurricane season, the region has recorded five major storms and three tropical storm events, according the UPUC.
The state is also facing two major wildfires, the most recent of which has destroyed an estimated 500 structures, according Tooyama-Miyakami University.
And, the UUPC says the area has lost nearly one million acres of forest.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The government has also started looking at how the island could recover from the effects of Typhoon Jose.
Guam will host a meeting in March, where it hopes to identify the ways to improve its resilience to future tropical storms and hurricanes.
The meeting will include a focus on how the government can provide the island with the necessary resources to provide the people and businesses of Guam with the financial resources to rebuild.
“They’re really looking at it as a disaster management opportunity to see what resources we have that are available to rebuild,” Meeks said.
Guam currently has about 10 million people, but there are some plans for an increase in the number of residents.
“It’s really important for the island to be resilient,” Smith told ABC News.
“The people need to know they have the resources to recover.”