US Government Sends Aid to Cyclone Mariana Islands

US Government Sends Aid to Cyclone Mariana Islands
A plane appeared damaged after typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Mariana Islands, USA (26/10). Photo: AP – The US federal government has sent aid to the Northern Mariana Islands, an American-owned region in the Pacific Ocean that was hit by a massive typhoon two days ago.

Some military transport aircraft carry food, drinking water, tarpaulins and other equipment, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The focus of current assistance is to restore electricity, open sea and air ports and make efforts to make cellular telephone towers function by using emergency electricity.

The Yutu super typhoon, which caused winds of 290 km per hour, struck the islands of Saipan and Tinian early Thursday, and until Saturday morning, electricity was still extinguished on Saipan island with a population of 50,000 people. Tinian Island is inhabited by approximately 3,000 people.

The most devastating typhoon that hit the American region overturned cars, destroyed a number of light aircraft, and pulled out the roof of the house. A woman was killed when the building where she took refuge collapsed, and several others were injured.