Kagman Elementary School, Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School, and Tanapag Middle School ceased serving as evacuation centers yesterday and displaced residents who used to take shelter there have been transferred to the newly opened Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility.
The Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility was established to provide a more long-term accommodation for displaced residents who may require even more time for recovery and restoration of their personal residence.
It was established by the CNMI government in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter. All there have been providing extended shelter assistance for displaced residents residing in some of the existing shelters opened since Super Typhoon Yutu.
Shelterees at the Kagman Elementary School, Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School, and Tanapag Middle School were transported by the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority to the Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility in Kagman yesterday at 1:30pm.
The first round of shelterees and their belongings will begin transition to Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility at 1:30pm. The shelters at KES, GTC and TMS were officially closed yesterday at 6:30pm.
Displaced residents who are currently sheltered at the HOPE Center and the Office of Aging Center will be transported by COTA to the opening of the new Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility in Kagman today, Dec. 4, at 1:30pm. The first round of shelterees and their belongings will begin transition to KESF at 1:30pm. The shelters at the HOPE Center and the Office of Aging will be officially closed by 6:30pm today.
Each resident will be limited to two large bags or luggage in their immediate cot/bedding area. All other items are to be stored in assigned areas.
The Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility has many great accommodation and benefits:
■ More consistent power generation
■ Reliable water supply
■ Continued daily meal and water distributions
■ Security and staff on duty
■ Additional living space for each family member
■ Access to the facility’s cafeteria, library, and field
■ Free transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy and Yutu relief support events by reservation provided by COTA
■ Discounted transportation accommodations to shelterees personal homes or other personal trips by reservation provided by COTA
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.
The Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility was established to provide shelterees with comfort and family support. If shelterees have any questions regarding the move to KESF, they can approach their nearest shelter manager.
In efforts to continue to support those displaced residents, the KESF partners thank everyone for their continued patience and cooperation we journey through this recovery period together. (PR)