Guam Supports Recovery Efforts in CNMI – Donation Drive Extended to November 21, 2018

Guam Supports Recovery Efforts in CNMI – Donation Drive Extended to November 21, 2018

Recovery efforts continue in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) after Super Typhoon Yutu left behind its destruction two weeks ago. The government of Guam continues to work with federal and military partners, as well as with local agencies to assist Saipan and Tinian with their recovery efforts.

 
CNMI Donation Drive Ongoing
The whole community is encouraged to donate to those in need in the CNMI. In-kind donations for Saipan and Tinian are accepted at the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense facility in Agana Heights. The donation drive has been extended until November 21, 2018 The hours of operation are:

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays: CLOSED


The following items are being accepted at this time:
  • Canned Goods
  • Rice
  • Flashlights and Lanterns
  • Batteries
  • Tarp
  • Duct Tape
  • Hygiene products
  • Clothing
  •  Bedding

 The whole community - individuals, families, government agencies, and other groups and organizations are encouraged to provide their donations before or by November 21, 2018. 


Guam Support Continues

Airport
The Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) sent two airfield electricians since November 1, 2018 to assist in the recovery of field and terminal electrical systems at the Saipan International Airport. The Saipan International Airport is open for incoming military aircrafts, humanitarian aid, returning residents and outgoing flights. They GIAA electricians will also travel to Tinian to assess and assist with repair of Tinian International Airport’s electrical systems.

 
Power
The Guam Power Authority (GPA) currently has 33 personnel in CNMI working with the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) on power restoration. GPA’s personnel include: engineers, electricians, equipment operators, safety officers and many others.

 
DPW
The Guam Department of Public Works (DPW) is sending 2 engineers to Saipan this weekend to assess the damages to traffic signals across the island. 4 additional DPW personnel are on standby to perform repairs on the traffic signals once assessments are done.

 
Guam National Guard
In late October, approximately 130 Guam Guardsmen with the Army Guard’s 1224th Engineer Support Company were sent to Saipan to assist with recovery efforts to include support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and FEMA as the lead federal agency in support of debris clearing missions in CNMI. The National Guard also sent heavy equipment and assets including: 18 vehicles, including high-mobility excavators, 10-ton dump-trucks, and light-medium practical vehicles. Accompanying the equipment were 22 heavy equipment operators to provide the capability to move and clean large amounts of debris more efficiently.

 
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.
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