Super typhoon Yutu strikes U.S. territories of Guam and CNMI
sean at donelan.com
Sat Oct 27 01:46:52 UTC 2018
The official damage assessements for CNMI are coming in ...
As of October 27, 10am ChST
1 fatality reported so far
Utility power is out on all CNMI islands. Saipan has generator fuel. Rota
and Tinian all feeders are down. On Tinian - power plant damaged.
Hospitals on Saipan and Tinian are open and operating on emergency power.
Rota Health Center open and operating on emergency power.
Communications - significant damage to cell towers across islands, but
telecommunications companies have restored some mobile services. Backbone
facilities appear functional, hundreds of utility poles are down across
Transportation - Major and secondary roads are accessible. Saipan and
Tinian ports are closed. Saipan airport restricted to military flights
only because air traffic control tower damaged. Replacement air traffic
control equipment being brought in, and commerical outbound flights
expected on Sunday. No inbound commercial flights.
Some gas stations open on Saipan, all gas stations closed on Tinian.
Banks and ATMs are re-opening today for limited hours. 17 shelters open.
Some grocery stores and restaurants re-opening.
Public water systems out of service. Water distribution stations are
being set up.
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