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CNMI preparing to take brunt of Typhoon

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 3:09 PM +10:00 Updated:

Our friends in the CNMI are bracing for the brunt of Typhoon Mangkhut. According to the latest bulletin from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Office of the Governor they are in Typhoon Condition One (1) and all government agencies are shutdown through Tuesday. They are advising all CNMI residents to remain indoors until the “all clear” is given. The CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, through the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, are currently maintaining 24-hour operations to monitor the movement of Typhoon Mangkhut. According to a National Weather Service advisory Typhoon Mangkhut could be a direct hit to Rota.

 

Rota

According to the 2:00pm NWS advisory Rota can expect damaging northwest winds of 45-55 miles per hour to continue to increase to 85-100 mph with gusts up to 120 mph by late afternoon. The winds will shift to the south during the evening and decrease to 45 to 55 mph around midnight. Damaging south winds are anticipated for Rota early Tuesday morning and will decrease to 25-35mph by the afternoon.

 

Tinian and Saipan

As for Tinian and Saipan, the NWS bulletin states residents there can expect damaging north winds of 35 to 55mph winds this afternoon which will turn to the east and increase to 55 to 75mph with gusts to 85mph by late afternoon. The winds will then shift to the southeast by midnight and decrease to 35-45mph Tuesday morning. Damaging southeast winds will then decrease 25 to 30mph by Tuesday afternoon.

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