Debris-clearing operations continue

Posted on Oct 10 2019

Employees of the Saipan Mayor’s Office continue to conduct debris clearing operations post-Super Typhoon Hagibis, mostly by clearing roads of fallen branches.

Debra Lynn Camacho, who is the acting Saipan mayor, said that the mayor’s office is helping pick up the debris that have been cleared from roads shortly after the super typhoon.

Camacho, who is chairwoman of the Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council, temporarily took over from Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang, who is in Guam for personal reasons.

The field personnel of the mayor’s office immediately began clearing operations soon after the typhoon to ensure accessibility of the roads on the island.

With the “all clear” statement from the Emergency Operations Center, the island should be back to its regular working operations.

Earlier this week, in preparation for Hagibis, the mayor’s office helped dismantle tents serving as temporary shelters for homes that were devastated last October by Super Typhoon Yutu.

As Saipan moves forward and resumes its normal programming, Camacho reminds the community to be safe, and that help is always available.

Iva Maurin | Correspondent
Iva Maurin is a communications specialist with environment and community outreach experience in the Philippines and in California. She has a background in graphic arts and is the Saipan Tribune’s community and environment reporter. Contact her at
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