Typhoon Yutu destroyed home after home on the Northern Mariana Islands last week, leaving people without power, water and other basic necessities in heat that feels like it’s more than 100 degrees. The American Red Cross is mobilizing disaster workers and supplies to help those in need on the islands.
The islands are located southeast of Japan and are divided into two U.S. jurisdictions – the Northern Mariana Islands and the territory of Guam.
The American Red Cross is helping people in the Mariana Islands as Typhoon Dolphin bears down on the region with strong winds, rain and high seas.
The islands in harm’s way include Guam, a United States territory, and Saipan, Tinian and Rota which make up a U.S. Commonwealth.