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21 Sep 2018 description

Syndromic Surveillance Case Count Summary

Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI): 24 cases. Levels remain within below the expect level for the time of year.

Diarrhea: 8 cases. Levels continue to remain at low levels.

Prolonged Fever: 7 cases. 6 cases are respiratory related. All cases followed up and resolved.

Acute Fever & Rash: 1 case reported this week. Case followed up and resolved.

Typhoon Mangkhut Situational Report – ROTA

Source: Rota Health Center

18 Sep 2018 description

A week after Typhoon Mangkhut blacked out Rota, the southernmost island in the Northern Marianas is close to having power fully restored.

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18 Sep 2018 description

General Situation Summary

- Civil Amenities

  • Power, Water and Waste Water recovery corrective actions mostly completed.

  • Power restored to 98% of areas {per Rota-EOC}

  • Loose Debris continuing to be cleared

- Clinic

  • Back-up Generator remains unusable.

  • FEMA will provide 500KVa generator and waiting to be delivered to RHC.

  • Fuel Tank is filled with diesel and ready for the 500KVa generator.

17 Sep 2018 description

Copernicus activation

After its passage as a very intense typhoon over Cagayan Province (northern Luzon, Philippines) on 14 September, tropical cyclone MANGKHUT made landfall again near Yangjiang City (southern Guangdong Province, west of Macau and Hong Kong, China) on 16 September in the morning (UTC), with maximum sustained winds of 140-160 km/h (typhoon).

16 Sep 2018 description

General Situation Summary

- Civil Amenities

  • Power, Water and Waste Water recovery corrective actions mostly completed. However, sporadic power interruption in Songsong including at RHC.

  • Roads cleared

  • Loose Debris continuing to be cleared

- Clinic

  • Facilities, internal recovery corrective actions complete. However, significant Back-up Generator problems remain.

  • Grounds Debris clearance ongoing

15 Sep 2018 description

According to PAGASA, at 04:00 local time (20:00 UTC) on 15 September, the eye of TC Mangkhut made landfall in Baggao with maximum sustained winds of 200 km/h near the centre and gustiness of up to 330 km/h winds. At 14:00 local time (06:00 UTC), the eye of TC Mangkhut was located 110 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. TC Mangkhut maintains its strength as it moves in a west-north-westward direction, heading to Hong Kong, Vietnam and southern China.

15 Sep 2018 description

General Situation Summary

- Civil Amenities
- Power, Water and Waste Water recovery corrective actions mostly completed {some areas still without power}
- Roads cleared
- Loose Debris continuing to be cleared

- Clinic
- Facilities, recovery corrective actions complete
- Grounds Debris clearance ongoing
- ER, recovery corrective actions complete
- Out-Patient services, remain closed {staff deployed in recovery operations}

14 Sep 2018 description

The Northern Mariana Islands Red Cross says several homes in Rota have been badly damaged, as it assesses the fallout from Typhoon Mangkhut.

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13 Sep 2018 description

The Northern Marianas government says it is allocating and prioritising resources for the recovery effort on Rota after the island sustained a direct hit from Typhoon Mangkhut this week.

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12 Sep 2018 description

The Northern Marianas island of Rota is reportedly in a shambles in the wake of Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest storm to hit the island since 2002.

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11 Sep 2018 description

Release Number:
HQ-18-117

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Typhoon Mangkhut beginning on September 10, 2018, and continuing.

11 Sep 2018 description

The Northern Marianas is bracing for a direct hit from Typhoon Mangkhut, which continues to strengthen as it slowly approaches.

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11 Sep 2018 description

The governor of the Northern Marianas has made a request to the US President to declare a state of emergency in the Commonwealth now that Typhoon Mangkhut has passed through the islands.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.