Saipan-- In anticipation of Tropical Depression 29W, CNMI Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres, through the CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, has officially declared Tropical Storm Condition II for the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Due to its large surface area, 29W presents a threat to all major populated islands in the Marianas. Because of this threat, Governor Torres and Lt. Governor Palacios are taking extra precaution to ensure the safety of residents, students, and families.
As of 4:00 p.m., Tropical Depression 29W continues to strengthen and is expected to pass south of Guam. Heavy rainfall amounts of 4 to 5 inches is possible through Wednesday.
The CNMI Multi-Agency Coordination Team, comprised of government agencies, met today at 11:30 a.m. for a heavy weather briefing provided by the National Weather Service and a planning and coordination meeting to prepare for Tropical Depression 29W’s closest point of approach tomorrow early morning at 4:00 a.m.
Until the Office of the Governor issues the "all clear" , government offices will be closed through the morning of Nov. 27. Offices will reopen after the ALL CLEAR. Government employees are advised to monitor announcements and updates through our media partners and the following social media platforms: