Super typhoon Yutu strikes U.S. territories of Guam and CNMI

Sean Donelan sean at
Sun Oct 28 14:13:33 UTC 2018

1 confirmed fatality on Saipan.

100% utility power was out of service (Saipan, Tinian). Today, Roto
has 99% power restored. Saipan and Tinian still ahve damaged feeders and
power plants. Some utility power expected to be restored by October 31.

Public water utility out of service.  Water distribution points are 

All seaports re-opened.  Saipan and Tinian airports open for humanitarian 
relieft flights only. Limited commercial service for outbound passengers 

Major roads and most secondary roads are accessible.

Saipan hospital fully operational.
Tinian and Rota urgent care health centers operating on generator power.
Air ambulance service between islands operating.

Telephone exchange with inter-island connections is on generator power 
with 96 hour fuel capacity. Hundreds of telephone poles reported toppled 
across the islands. Most backbone fiber cables are underground.

Saipain and Roto: cell towers operating on generator power. Limited 
cell service operating on Tinian (1 community).

>From local reports, all radio/TV stations are off the air in CNMI.

The FCC has not activated DIRS in CNMI.

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