CNMI warned to brace for drought

12:05 pm on 14 February 2019

Authorities in the Northern Marianas are warning of a looming drought.

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The National Weather Service says there's no end in sight for the well below average rainfall.

It warns that demand for water on the main island, Saipan, could exceed supply in the coming weeks.

The emergency management office is asking people to not light fires because of the increased bushfire risk.