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Damage assessment on Tinian underway

TINIAN (Mayor’s Office) — As a result of Typhoon Dolphin, the Tinian Emergency Operations Center, spearheaded by Mayor Joey P. San Nicolas, was activated prior to the storm, during the storm, and is currently in the process of assessing damage throughout the island.  As a result of the typhoon, schools and government departments and agencies were closed on May 15, 2015.  All flights at the Tinian airport were suspended at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.

The primary typhoon shelter located at  Tinian Elementary School was opened and accommodated a total of 24 individuals that were evacuated to the shelter.  American Red Cross additionally provided food to these individuals.

Areas in Marpo Heights, Carolinas Heights, and Marpo Valley were without power since 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15,  due to down power lines and transformers.  Power was scheduled to be back on by 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. 

Damage assessment is currently underway with the help of first responders, members of the Tinian Emergency Operations Center, and American Red Cross volunteers.

The Municipality of Tinian through its central government departments — DPS, DPW, DLNR, THC and PSS — have responded by clearing roads, evacuating families to the shelters, assisting CUC with down lines, public announcement, etc.  The municipal government, through the mayor’s office, assisted with road clearing, damage assessments and dissemination of information.  The Department of Public Works was dispatched 24 times to clear roads and remove debris to maintain safety

“We are grateful for all the collaboration with our local agencies and partners, as well as our CNMI Emergency Operations Center in Saipan,” Mayor Joey P. San Nicolas said. “Un Sen Dangkulu Na Si Yu’us Ma’ase, Salamat Po, and Thank You to all that were involved and still are working  after the storm.”