YUTU UPDATES

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Mass care

The American Red Cross NMI Chapter and Salvation Army continue to provide food to shelters for over 900 individuals.
Marianas Young Professionals assisted with 300 meals for those affected by Super Typhoon Yutu.

Relief assistance

Relief assistance has arrived from Guam, with engineers from the Guam Power Authority assisting with power and water restoration.
About 140 Guam Guardsmen have started their mission on Saipan and will be here for about 60 days.
The Army Guard’s 1224th Engineer Support Company is here, in support of debris clearing missions.
Gov. Eddie Calvo has given approval for the Guam National Guard’s support mission.
The Guam International Airport Authority has sent two senior airfield electricians to Saipan. The GIAA team will help the Saipan airport resume full operation.

Power & water restoration, CUC information

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. has manpower aid from the Colorado Primary Source and Guam Power Authority.
CUC has already restored power to Feeder 1, Partial 1 & 2 by Sunday at 4:35pm. This gives power to the main line of the Commonwealth Health Center and certain areas along Navy Hill, Upper Navy Hill (Chalan Galaide), Puerto Rico, and Garapan.
Residents on this feeder are also back online.
Pre-paid residents living along this feeder line may buy tokens at the Customer Center Payment Window. Hours of Operation are Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 12pm. All other CUC offices are closed until further notice.
On Tinian, two generators have landed on-island, one to power the Maui water well to assist in pumping water into the Tinian Health Center, and another to assist with power generation into the island’s only hospital. Power on Tinian remains 100 percent offline.
Contact the CUC Help Desk at the following numbers for more assistance:
• CUC Call Center: (670) 664-4282
• CUC Outage Hotline: (670) 236-4333
• CUC Rota: (670) 532-9411/9413
• CUC Tinian: (670) 433-9261/9264/9265

Water distribution

These stations will be open on Saipan for water distribution:
As Matuis (Matansa Rd., Route 320) – 8am to 2pm
Navy Hill (near Navy Hill baseball field) – 8am to 3pm
Capitol Hill (corner of Mt. Tapochao and Belau St.) – 9am to 3pm
Kagman (off Kagman Rd.) – 9am to 3pm
Kanat Tabla (located before the rock quarry) – 9am to 3pm
Koblerville (between Hanam Market & Tottoville) – 9am to 3pm

Shelter information

The following shelters are open and are still accepting residents requiring refuge:
· Tanapag Middle School availability – 8
· Dandan Head Start availability – 3
· Kagman Elementary School availability – 45
· Kagman High School availability – 3

Healthcare updates

The following numbers as received from the Commonwealth Health Center describe the updated number of injuries related to Super Typhoon Yutu:
Day 1 – October 25th: 133 ER visits, 76 were typhoon related
Day 2 – October 26th: 87 ER visits, 22 were typhoon related
Day 3 – October 27th: 111 ER visits, 7 were typhoon related
Day 4 – October 28th: 83 ER visits, 16 were typhoon related
In the past 96 hours, CHCC recorded a total of 121 typhoon-related ER visits.

Medical transport information

The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority’s demand response service will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and closed on holidays and Sundays. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and must be made at least two days in advance. Exact change only. Contact COTA at (670) 664-2690 for more information.

Gas station update

The following are updates for the gas stations:

Mobil gas stations:
· Chalan Kiya – 8am – 7:30pm, open Tuesday, cash only
· Garapan – 8am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash only
· Kagman – 8am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/credit card
· Susupe – 8am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/cards
· Sadog Tasi – 8am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/card
· Tanapag – 8am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/card
· Koblerville – Inoperable
· Chalan Piao – Inoperable

Shell gas stations:
· Dan Dan – 7am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/card
· Gualo Rai (right of FHB) – 7am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/card
· Highway Express Gualo Rai – 7am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/card
· Puerto Rico – 7am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday, cash/cards
· San Roque – Monday – Sunday, 7am – 5pm for government vehicles, 5pm-7pm for general public, cash/card
· Koblerville – Inoperable
· Susupe – Inoperable
· Airport road – Inoperable

Postal service

The Saipan Post Office has reopened; mail is being delivered to P. O. boxes and the retail and parcel pickup windows have resumed operation.
U.S Postal System Saipan branch scanner system is down, so tracking information is unavailable for residents to track delivery of packages, even if delivered. USPS Saipan will be sending their scanners to Guam for repair.
The Rota Post Office has also reopened for business as usual.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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