26 Aug 2005

Northern Marianas officials warn of volcanic haze today

1:17 pm on 26 August 2005

Residents of Saipan, Tinian and Rota are being advised that winds associated with a circulation east of the Northern Marianas is expected to bring volcanic haze and gases from the Anatahan volcano to these areas today.

The Saipan Tribune newspaper reports says weak sulfurous odour may be obvious at times.

The CNMI Emergency Management Office is advising mariners, sea tour operators, fishermen and beach goers to be aware of poor visibility at times.