Typhoon Yutu relief updates

Dec 3, 2018
Typhoon Yutu relief updates


Water restoration and water production on Saipan now exceeds 80% complete, with 104 of 131 water wells operating. On Tinian, Maui Pump Station remains operational and water is 100% online in San Jose, Marpo Valley, Carolina Heights and Marpo Heights I and II.


47.9% of power feeders on Saipan are restored (based on feeder loads). All feeders on Tinian remain offline.

SBA disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1.3 million in low interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from Typhoon Mangkhut, and more than $11.3 million in loans post-Typhoon Yutu.

Private nonprofit organizations have one month left to apply for SBA federal disaster loans for property damage caused by Super Typhoon Yutu. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.

Transitional shelters

379 occupants remain in shelters as of Thursday, November 29.


804 tents have been installed on Saipan and 203 have been installed on Tinian as of Thursday, November 29. The Temporary Emergency Tent and Roofing Installation Support (TETRIS) program continues through coordination between the CNMI government and FEMA. To apply for the program, residents must complete a Right of Entry (ROE) form, which can be picked up at the Saipan Disaster Recovery Center (Multipurpose Center) or Fire Station #4 in Koblerville. Deadline for ROE submissions is Saturday, December 8. For questions on the program, call 644-9083.


The Public School System will reopen schools on a staggered basis on December 3 and 10. Depending on the extent of damage at each campus, some students will not return to their own campus and may experience altered schedules. Click here for details.

Northern Marianas College will reopen on December 3 at the Saipan Southern High School campus in Koblerville. View the adjusted calendar, schedule and campus map here.

Food stamps

The Disaster Nutrition Assistance Program has been extended next week. Only 1,000 applicants are being processed daily.