On Sunday, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres officially announced the suspension of his campaign for the remainder of the 2018 CNMI general election season to prioritize relief and recovery operations following the impact of Super Typhoon Yutu.
“[Running-mate] Arnold [Palacios] and I will be personally suspending our campaign from now until election day. This recovery operation is beyond politics,” Torres said in his official statement.
“As your governor, I will be devoting all of my time on our relief and recovery efforts. I ask our community to respect each other and help each other out during this difficult time. The more we do that, the faster we can recover. Inafa’maolek. Un familia. Un guinaiya. Tipiyeew.”
Water filling stations
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. will be providing emergency service by opening up six water filling stations for the public to retrieve water for the next few days.
The following water filling stations will open tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29, at the scheduled hours as listed below and will continue until further notice:
- As Matuis Water Station, located on Matansa Road, Route 320 will be open from 8am to 2pm.
- Navy Hill Water Station, located on Isla Drive (near the baseball field), will be open from 9am to 3pm.
- Capital Hill Water Station, located on the corner of Mt. Tapochao and Belau Street will open from 9am to 3pm.
- Kagman Water Station, located across Kagman Market (off Kagman Road), will be open from 9am to 3pm.
- Kanat Tabla Water Station, located before the rock quarry, will be open from 9am to 3pm.
- Koblerville Water Station, located on Tanaktak Drive (between Hanam Market and Tottoville), will be open from 9am and 3pm.
Water is metered and each vehicle will be allowed to receive up to 50 gallons of water due to the limited water supply that CUC currently has available in its tanks.
Water is non-potable and should be mainly used for non-consumption use such as bathing, cleaning, laundry, etc. Residents are advised to boil and/or treat the water with chlorine by adding 16 drops (1/8 teaspoon) of liquid chlorine “bleach” per gallon of water. Bleach, such as “Clorox”, should have a concentration of 5.25 percent to 6 percent and should have no other active ingredient. If it smells like chlorine, you can use it. If it does not smell like chlorine, add 16 more drops (1/8 teaspoon) of chlorine bleach per gallon of water.
For more information, contact the CUC Call Center at 664-4282. (Saipan Tribune)