1 Sep 2005

Typhoon Nabi causes little damage to Northern Marianas

10:19 am on 1 September 2005

Typhoon Nabi appears to have passed through the Northern Marianas chain with little damage to property and no loss of life.

Authorities say this morning the storm is no longer a danger, and officials are still counting the cost.

Ben Lowings reports.

"The typhoon blew through with winds of nearly 1-hundred and 70 kilometres an hour. The Saipan Tribune newspaper reports the storm caused flooding, brought down trees and power lines, and damaged homes, but there hasn't been widespread destruction. About 6-hundred people took refuge at emergency shelters. Inter-island and international flights were cancelled, stranding hundreds of passengers."