CNMI asks US president Trump to declare major disaster in the territory

2:11 pm on 22 September 2018

The Northern Marianas is asking US president Donald Trump to declare a major disaster in the territory.

Its southern islands and Rota in particular were hit hard by Typhoon Mangkut a week ago, with several homes completely destroyed.

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At least 13 families are understood to be living in tents.

Governor Ralph Torres has asked for the declaration, which will open federal funding for recovery purposes.

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