Marianas Variety

Last updateThu, 21 Nov 2019 12am







    Wednesday, November 20, 2019-2:29:45A.M.






Font Size


All government offices closed on Monday; PSS, NMC cancel classes; shelters activated on Saipan and Tinian

(Office of the Governor) — Because of the anticipated threat of Tropical Storm Bualoi, which is expected to become a typhoon, acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios said all government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct.  21, until further notice.

The Public School System and  Northern Marianas College have announced that they are canceling classes and closing offices on Monday.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Office of the Governor in coordination with PSS and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs activated the following as shelters:

  • • Koblerville Elementary School
  • • Kagman High School
  • • Marianas High School
  • • Tinian Elementary School
  • • Aging Center (for medical needs only)

Residents in tents, if able, are advised to go to the closest shelter to them for care, support, and relief during the rainy conditions.

The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority has been activated to provide transportation to the shelters throughout the day. Residents can call 664-2690 for transportation to designated shelters.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang and his personnel, the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services  and the Department of Corrections began to help residents dismantle their temporary tents if needed to prepare for the storm.

Residents who need assistance in dismantling their tents can call 237-8000 or 285-6361. Operators are on standby ready to assist.

For more information, call the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000 or 664-8000. Those in the Northern Islands can contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at high frequency single side band radio on frequency 5.205.0.