The torrential rain brought by the glancing blow from yesterday’s Tropical Depression 20W caused several areas on Saipan to be flooded, including this portion of Susupe. (Photos by JAYVEE VALLEJERA)

 

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TSC 1 still in effect today

Tropical Depression 20W is expected to become stronger and turn into a tropical storm as it continues to move away from the Marianas, prompting the CNMI government to maintain Tropical Storm Condition 1 for the CNMI until this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service in Guam, tropical storm conditions, including sustained winds of 39 to 74 mph, are expected for the Marianas, including the CNMI, throughout the day. Gov. Ralph DLG Torres first declared Tropical Storm Condition 2...

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