CNMI welcome elected officials, three months after Cyclone Yutu

2:14 pm on 14 January 2019

Today's swearing-in ceremony of elected officials has been touted as a celebration of the "strength and resiliency" of the people of the Northern Marianas.

CNMI Governor Ralph Torres

CNMI Governor Ralph Torres Photo: CNMI Govt

The office of re-elected CNMI Governor, Ralph Torres, said it had been three months since Cyclone Yutu ravaged the group and people are still recovering.

Two people died, hundreds were injured and more than 3000 houses were destroyed, leaving thousands homeless when Yutu hit the islands in October.

Some villages in Saipan and Tinian remain without power.