Trump OKs CNMI emergency declaration for typhoon Bualoi

After sending a letter requesting an emergency declaration for the CNMI on Sunday, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Acting Governor Arnold I. Palacios announced on Monday that President Donald J. Trump has expeditiously approved their request for an emergency declaration due to the emergency conditions and anticipated threat of Typhoon Bualoi.

This is the second federal emergency declaration for the CNMI in two weeks, after Super Typhoon Hagibis threatened the Marianas on Oct. 8.

As of 11:30 a,m. Monday typhoon Bualoi continued to intensify as it approached the Marianas, according to CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Seas were beginning to build and winds were expected to begin to increase in the afternoon iin Tinian and Saipan.

With the approval of the request for an emergency declaration, Governor Torres noted federal partners will soon be mobilized to assist CNMI local first responders prepare for the typhoon and help with recovery work after the typhoon.

“Thank you to the President, the White House, FEMA, Acting