The CNMI government, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, CNMI Public School System, and the American Red Cross, are providing transitional shelter assistance for displaced residents who are currently residing in some of the initial shelters opened since Super Typhoon Yutu.
Transitional sheltering relief offers a more long-term accommodation for displaced residents who may require more time for recovery and restoration of their personal residence.
Displaced residents who are currently sheltered at Marianas High School, DCCA Office on Aging (only overflow of population), Oleai Head Start, and Dandan Head Start will be transported by the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority to the new opening of the Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School facility today, Nov. 7, at 1:30pm. The first round of shelterees being transported to GTC will begin at 1:30pm. All shelters with the exception of Office on Aging will be closing their doors by 6:30pm this evening.
The transitional sheltering relief program has many benefits:
• More consistent power generation
• Air conditioning
• Continued meal and water distribution daily
• Reliable water supply
• Additional living space for each family member, including additional cots for bedding
• Free transportation accommodations provided daily
COTA: Every two hours from 8am to 4pm from GTC to the villages in efforts to continue recovery and home restoration for displaced residents.
Residents are encouraged to contact their shelter manager to ensure all members of their family are accounted for, and to ensure special accommodations such as healthcare needs are met.
“We care about shelterees’ comfort and want to offer them and their family support,” said the Torres administration in a statement yesterday. “If shelterees have any questions or concerns regarding the transitional sheltering relief program, they can approach their nearest shelter manager.
“We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation as we journey through this recovery period together.” (PR)