Relief drive conducted in the streets of Koror in Palau for the victims of Typhoon Yutu that hit the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In the photo is Palau Vice President Raynold Oilouch (rightmost) participating in the relief drive along with Palau Red Cross members. (Rhealyn Callao Pojas)
Honolulu – Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) governor Ralph Torres on Monday thanked Palau for the help extended to the territory after Super Typhoon Yutu, a Category 5 storm that hit the Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands in late October 2018 brought devastation.
Torres is here to attend the annual Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and took the time during a statement he delivered during the meeting to express gratitude to Palau and other neighboring countries in assisting the territory on its road to recovery.
“I also wish to Extend my appreciation to other Federal partners and all th NGOs and various governments in our neighboring region, the territory of Guam, the Republic of Palau Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Marshall Islands, who have been aiding and restoring normalcy to the many lives that have been affected by this devastation,” Torres stated.
President Tommy Remengesau Jr. in October, with the support of the members of the Olbiil Era Kelulau to the public to help support the Palauans in CNMI that have been affected by Super Typhoon Yutu.
It is with great sadness that we all have observed the terrible disaster in the CNMI caused by Super Typhoon Yutu last week. We have learned that many homes have been destroyed in Saipan and critical infrastructure has been compromised with no power and water at this time,” Remengesau said in a statement after the typhoon devastation.
Earlier reports stated that Super Typhoon Yutu destroyed over 500 homes and left over 1000 people homeless. (Bernadette H. Carreon)