AFA Resources for Typhoon Mawar
May 23, 2023
Typhoon Mawar is rapidly approaching Guam and is expected to be the strongest storm the US territory has seen in decades. The typhoon presents a triple threat with extremely powerful winds comparable to a Category 4 hurricane, a dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall, as reported by the National Weather Service office in Guam.
United Airlines' Network Operations Center (NOC) is closely monitoring the typhoon's progress. Once the storm's path becomes clear, decisions will be made regarding potential flight interruptions or cancellations. It is emphasized that the safety and well-being of Flight Attendants should be prioritized, and they are encouraged to make decisions accordingly. If personal safety is at risk, Flight Attendants can refer to Section 28 – Commuter Program for guidance on unable-to-travel situations.
The impact of the typhoon will be significant, affecting many individuals including members of our Flight Attendant family. The AFA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is always available at 800-424-2406 for support.
In times like these, it is important to support one another, with Flight Attendants assisting their fellow colleagues. The AFA Disaster Relief Fund is dedicated to helping AFA members and retirees who have experienced substantial damage or displacement due to natural disasters. We encourage you to contribute to the AFA Disaster Relief Fund and provide assistance to the affected Flight Attendants. Please consider making a donation now to help those affected by this devastating storm.