GOVERNOR Eloy S. Inos on Friday renewed for the second time the Typhoon Soudelor emergency declaration for the CNMI.
It was first renewed on Sept. 3 or a month after the declaration was signed by then-acting Gov. Ralph Torres.
According to Inos, the renewal of the state of significant emergency will take effect immediately and will remain in effect for 30 days.
Typhoon Soudelor caused significant damage to public and private property and to date, utility services have yet to be fully restored, the governor said, adding that some areas on Saipan still don’t have power.
Three days after Saipan was struck by Typhoon Soudelor on Aug. 2. President Obama announced a major disaster declaration for the commonwealth under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC Section 5121 et seq.