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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:14 AM

Northern Marianas residents inspire others with their resiliency

Saipan and Tinian residents' tough living conditions now and in the coming weeks and months can be daunting after Supertyphoon Yutu brought devastation to the two islands last week.

Houses, public schools, and power and water infrastructure have been destroyed. Tourism is at a standstill and no regular commercial flights are allowed because of damage to the Saipan International Airport and hotels.

People had to line up for rationed water. Ready-to-eat food is being issued at certain distribution points.

Yet immediately after Yutu left a trail of devastation on the two islands about 120 miles north of Guam, we've seen humanity shine amid the destroyed homes and toppled trees.

There's the small group of residents who banded together and used a chainsaw to remove a tree that blocked a road, allowing a fellow Saipan resident, who had been trying to cut the tree with a machete, to take his mother to the hospital for medical care.

Read more: https://www.postguam.com/forum/editorial/northern-marianas-residents-inspire-others-with-their-resiliency/article_781cb98e-dc0c-11e8-b44c-374fa2e6404d.html

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