Global & Disaster Medicine

FEMA-Yutu: Sunday, October 28, 2018 Sit Rep

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Communication: • Restoration of mobile services to Saipan: ( 2 resorts/hotels and 3 (+1) communities/village), Tinian: (1 community/village), Rota: (2 resorts/hotels, 1 village, and the library) • Exchange connection between islands is on generator power with 96 hour capacity • Saipan: all cell towers on generator power; fuel plan being executed • Rota: all cell towers on generator power; unable to access utility system to assess damage

Transportation: • All sea ports open with no restrictions • Airports: o Saipan: will open Oct 28 for commercial outbound passengers only; closed to incoming commercial traffic until farther notice; flight operations limited to humanitarian relief flights only o Tinian: open for humanitarian relief flights only o Rota: open • Major roads and most secondary roads are accessible and utility crews have begun to restore power on Saipan and Tinian

Safety and Security: • Saipan: 1 confirmed fatality

Food, Water, Sheltering: • Emergency boil water advisory remains in effect for all of Saipan and Tinian • Staged and stored food and water sufficient for all projected planning factors • Saipan: Commonwealth Utility Corporation provided water filling stations for residents • Saipan: 50% of grocers, 73% of restaurants and 31% of retailers have re-opened • Shelters/Occupants: 113 / 934 across CNMI; all Rota shelters have closed

Health and Medical: • Saipan: hospital fully operational, on power grid • Tinian: medical facility on generator power; emergency department open, air ambulance service operational

Energy: • 46% of gas stations re-opening on Saipan; fuel availability sufficient to meet normal purchasing needs, but heavy generator use may further deplete existing supplies • CNMI: 21 day fuel supply available based on all power generation facilities operating at normal rate; working on refueling plan • CNMI: 100% of customers without electric grid power (19k on Saipan, 1k on Tinian, 1k on Rota) Saipan: • Regular fuel shipment scheduled for October 31, but distribution may be challenging due to road debris Saipan: • Power Plant 4 should have 6 MW of generation ready at that location; CUC was completing repairs to feeder 1 and expects it to be online October 28; Power Plants 1 & 2 expected to be repaired and some units restarted within the next few days • Tinian: 4 out of 4 power feeders down; power plant damaged, 80-90% damage to distribution structures; expect to return station to service within 24-48 hours; 2-3 weeks fuel supply for generator power • Tinian: both gas stations on island are closed due to lack of power Rota: Power nearly 99% restored, and CUC planning to move crews from Rota to support Tinian

State/Local Response • CNMI EOC at Full Activation (24/7)

FEMA HQ/Federal Response • Emergency Declaration FEMA-3408-EM-CNMI approved October 23 • Expedited Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4404-DR-CNMI approved October 26 • FEMA Region IX RWC at Steady State, continues to monitor • FEMA Region IX IMAT-2 deployed to Saipan; LNOs in Guam, Rota and Tinian • FEMA Region VII IMAT deployed to CNMI (already deployed for Mangkhut) • FEMA NRCC Response Operations Cell (ROC) activated (24/7) • FEMA HQ ISB team and MERS assets deployed • HHS: Federal Health Coordinating Officer, DMAT, and IMT deployed • USACE: 249th Engineer BN ‘Prime Power’ deployed

 


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