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Temporary Emergency Tent and Roofing Installation Support program

(Office of the Governor) —Typhoon Yutu damaged many homes in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the storm resulted in a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on October 26, 2018.

To assist storm-impacted residents returning to or remaining in their homes while permanent repairs are completed, the Commonwealth and FEMA have implemented a Temporary Emergency Tent and Roofing Installation Support or TETRIS program. CNMI has been conducting assessments and tent installations throughout Saipan. This program is an expansion of the CNMI Tenting Program to include Saipan and Tinian with greater outreach and the inclusion of potential roofing repair.

The TETRIS program will use technical specialists, FEMA funding, and manpower from our state and military partners. All four branches of our military family are represented. FEMA and the Commonwealth will reimburse our military for their expenses.

Here are some important facts about the emergency temporary roofing program:

  • • The roofing program will be available to damaged homes identified during recent and ongoing damage assessments.
  • • Single-family homes, duplexes, and townhomes may be eligible for the roofing component of the program. Apartment complexes and businesses will not be eligible for this program.
  • • Buildings must be structurally sound so approved emergency work can be made safely and will provide suitable shelter.

Questions pertaining to this mission can be directed to CNMI and FEMA specialists who will be available to answer questions and help program participants. Their contact information will be provided to program participants via a flyer and/or business card.

Our state and military partners are providing the labor to install the roofing and some of the tent installations as local contractors and volunteers are in short supply on the islands.

All impacted CNMI residents may be eligible for these programs regardless of citizenship.

For questions related to this program:

Saipan residents may call 323-0029

Tinian residents may call 433-1803