Community Briefs – March 27, 2019

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Posted on Mar 27 2019

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DHS/FEMA funding for the CNMI
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is getting additional federal grant funds for damage to their system as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu.

This award provides $10,644,640.83 in additional federal funds as a result of the cost-share adjustment.

The money comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance program that reimburses communities and certain non-profit groups to help recover from disasters. (PR)

DPS: No down 911 line
The Department of Public Safety assures the CNMI community that reports of downed 911 lines have been investigated and no downed lines were discovered.

According to DPS, they have looked into the complaint about the 911 emergency line last Thursday and found no evidence of a down 911 line.

DPS tested the 911 system and verified that all 911 calls are being routed to their respective dispatch centers. The department is urging the CNMI community to refrain from calling emergency numbers just to test its functionality, and only call 911 in an emergency. (Kimberly A. Bautista)

Free probate workshop on Tinian
The Micronesian Legal Services Corp. will be holding a free probate workshop on March 28, at the Tinian Public Library, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

The workshop covers two sessions, including preliminaries to filing in court, accessing bank funds, and handling small estates. Materials on the related subject will be provided.

The workshop will be handled by directing lawyer Jane Mack. This is part of a series of workshops related to probate manners.

For questions or to register call 234-7729 or email pollyanne@mlscnet.org. (PR)

CUC warns vs use of large appliances
Those living in the villages of Kagman, Koberville, Dandan, As Terlaje, and Fina Sisu are being urged to conserve their use of high-powered appliances that may result in low voltage performance due to the ongoing work being performed by line crews of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. and its contractor. Primary Source Electric, today, March 27, 2019.

For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282. (PR)

Military training at FDM, in open ocean, at Warning Area 517
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy and Air Force is conducting training at Farallon de Medinilla until March 29, from 8am to 10pm. 

The U.S. Navy will conduct an open-ocean exercise from 7pm of March 28, to 1am of March 29, at the following coordinates: 13° 26”N/145° 08”E, 13° 42”N/144° 36”E.

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on March 30, from 10am to 6pm. (PR)

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