Tropical Storm Sanvu moves away


Tropical Storm Sanvu moved away from the Marianas yesterday, but waves and surf along west facing reefs remained hazardous last night until and expected to diminish below hazardous levels this morning, Thursday.

In a special marine advisory yesterday, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres advised the general public to avoid venturing out to exposed reef lines and beaches as rip currents will be life threatening.

Torres said there is a high risk of rip currents along west facing reefs.

According to the U.S National Weather Service in Guam, waves and surf along west facing reefs will remain hazardous at 7 to 9 feet until 6am today on Saipan and Tinian.

“Surf will remain at hazardous levels through Thursday morning,” NWS said.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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