Governor says ‘all clear’ for CNMI


Gov. Eloy S. Inos issued an “All Clear” announcement for the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota as Typhoon Vongfong moves away from the CNMI.

Inos, however, continues to urge residents to be cautious, as emergency crews will be assessing damage as a result of wind gusts and rain.

“Our crews are working around the islands assessing any damage that may have occurred as a result of this storm,” he said.

The governor added that all government operations will resume tomorrow morning; however as a precaution, all classes for the Public School System are suspended tomorrow.

“Our Homeland Security & Emergency Management Office will continue to monitor the activity of Typhoon Vongfong throughout the day, and give you more updates as soon as they become available.”

After being closed early in the morning, some business establishments began opening late morning and by lunchtime.

As of 2:30pm, Typhoon Vongfong was tracked 200 miles west-northwest of Rota, 210 miles west of Tinian, and 215 miles west of Saipan

It has maintained a speed of 21 mph as it continues to move further away from the Marianas.

More details in tomorrow’s Saipan Tribune.

Mark Rabago | Associate Editor
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