Cleanups continue after storm


Lawmakers continue to conduct cleanup activities in and around their respective precincts, days after Tropical Storm Bavi whipped the CNMI over the weekend.

Reps. Edwin K. Propst (Ind-Saipan) and Roman Benavente (Ind-Saipan) and their supporters are taking a hands-on approach in the continuing cleanup drives.

Propst said his community workers are working with Benavente’s community workers to collect scattered garbage.

Works on road clearing and removal of fallen trees continue, according to Propst.

The lawmaker, however, said for the clearing of fallen trees, government agencies such as the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. and Department of Public Work have been working “around the clock” to help in the cleanup.

“It was a tropical storm, but the gust of winds was surprising,” Propst said, particularly in his community in Dandan,

As of Wednesday, power and water services “are not yet 100 percent,” the lawmaker said.

Propst said that CUC is moving “as fast as they can,” despite the fact that the agencies are “limited in the number of line crew and equipment.”

“Even the Public School System pitched in,” Propst said.

Joel D. Pinaroc | Reporter
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