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Last updateThu, 25 Aug 2016 12am







    Wednesday, August 24, 2016-12:42:12P.M.






Tropical Depression 14w moving quickly north

(CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management) — Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center-State Warning Point, a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Agrihan, Pagan and Alamagan. Tropical storm conditions including winds of 39 mph or more are expected Wednesday morning.

At 4 a.m. Wednesday, the center of Tropical Depression 14w was located by satellite near latitude 17.4 degrees north and longitude 145.3 degrees east.

This is about:
100 miles south-southwest of Agrihan
60 miles southwest of Pagan
45 miles west-southwest of Alamagan
160 miles north of Saipan
275 miles north of Guam

Moving north at 18 mph, the tropical depression is expected to make a turn to the northeast while continuing its rapid forward motion through Thursday. With maximum sustained winds of 30 mph, the tropical depression is forecast to intensify slowly through Thursday, possibly becoming a tropical storm later Wednesday.

Acting Gov. Victor B. Hocog is advising residents to maintain necessary precautionary measures for gusty strong winds, heavy rain showers and possible flooding. Residents should also secure all loose objects around the house that needs to be strapped down or removed and secured to prevent them from being picked up and propelled by the strong winds.

The latest statements and advisories will be available through local media sources and NOAA weather radio broadcast on 162.5 megahertz. You may also call CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000 or 664-8000. Those in the Northern Islands may contact CNMI EOC State Warning Point high frequency single side band radio on frequency 5.205.0.

Senior at MHS enlists in Marines

SAYING he wants to be part of the “few and proven,” Jerald Castillo has enlisted through the CNMI Marine Recruitment Center on Saipan.

Classes begin at Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja

ROTA (ESFDB) — Public school kids hit the learning button last week, but for students at Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja, it’s that time to roll out to school and hit the books to kick off school year 2016-2017.

Concerned Guam Catholics considering legal action

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — “It is time to return the property to the Archdiocese of Agana,” said David Sablan, newly elected president of the Concerned Catholics of Guam.

Zoning Board approves amended conditional-use-permit application for CK hotel company

THE Saipan Zoning Board approved the amendment of the conditional-use application of Saipan Surfrider LCC which wants to operate a hotel in Chalan Kanoa.

NMI Labor: Poker arcade employee fails to prove that she was wrongfully terminated

THE local Department of Labor has ruled in favor of an employer accused of wrongful termination by his employee who failed to prove that she was, in fact, wrongfully terminated.

Saipan mayor supports bill extending relocation date of poker arcades

SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang expressed support for House Local Bill 19-66 which will extend by two years the relocation date of poker arcades in residential areas and those near schools and churches.

Senate passes life-insurance measure for retirees

THE Senate on Monday passed a measure that will include retirees in the CNMI Government Group Life Insurance program.