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02 Oct 2018 description

This past weekend, the CNMI’s request for a Disaster Declaration approval was granted by US President Donald J. Trump, triggering the availability of federal assistance for eligible local residents and business owners who sustained property loss or damage from Typhoon Mangkhut.

02 Oct 2018 description

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut that occurred Sept. 10-11, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

02 Oct 2018 description

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced.

The declaration covers Rota, Saipan and Tinian as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut that occurred on Sept. 10-11, 2018.

01 Oct 2018 description

The American Government has approved a Northern Marianas request for a major disaster declaration.

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30 Sep 2018 description

Release date:
September 29, 2018

Release Number:
HQ-18-137

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to supplement the commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Mangkhut from September 10 to September 11, 2018.

26 Sep 2018 description

Three hundred and forty families on the Northern Marianas island of Rota had their homes damaged during Typhoon Mangkhut earlier this month, according to the local Red Cross.

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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.

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

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.

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10 Sep 2018 description

Typhoon shelters in the Northern Marianas are filling up as people prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut.

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