Super Typhoon Yutu was an extremely dangerous Category 5 typhoon when it hit the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam on Wednesday, October 25. It was the strongest storm to impact the United States since 1935 and the most powerful storm on record to impact CNMI.
Rough surf and dangerous rip currents continue along the north and west-facing reefs, and will likely subside sometime tomorrow.
The storm has left tens of thousands of Americans without electricity and running water, particularly on Saipan and Tinian.
Local businesses continue to re-open, providing access to food and commodities.
Saipan’s hospital is now fully operational and back on grid power. Tinian‘s health center is open and operating on generator power.