US Territories’ September 3-9 2018 news week in tweets
Tropical Storm Isaac expected to become hurricane
People in Puerto Rico are closely monitoring Tropical Depression 9 which is expected to become a Hurricane by next week.
“There is some uncertainty in the track forecast due to the formation of a mid- to upper-level trough over the central Atlantic.”https://t.co/yXqw8Wn392 pic.twitter.com/kdyhVCKSBc
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 8, 2018
Tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane in the following week. It is heading westward in the central Atlantic, and may affect mainland America, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
FEMA overwhelmed by hurricanes Irma and Maria
NEW REPORT: Hurricanes and wildfires overwhelmed FEMA; Hurricane Maria in PR, US Virgin Islands overwhelmed agency https://t.co/UIRHjq6GPV
— Arelis R. Hernández (@arelisrhdz) September 4, 2018
According to a Government Accountability Office report, FEMA had carried out its duties as expected but was not ready for the damage from Hurricane Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. FEMA was not prepared for Hurricane Maria and the devastation it left behind on the islands.
Typhoon heading towards Guam and CNMI
Guam is on watch for a powerful Typhoon expected to develop in the next 1-2 days — and arrive by Tuesday.
The storm is forming way out by 170°E longitude. pic.twitter.com/QZ6oNIN9cG
— Ryan Maue | weathermodels.com (@RyanMaue) September 7, 2018
A warning for Typhoon Mangkhut has been issued as Guam anticipates Mangkhut’s arrival. The typhoon may also hit the Northern Mariana Islands. Destructive winds are expected to affect the islands on Tuesday.
Bill to legalize cannabis passes the House and Senate in the CNMI
Northern Mariana Islands Pass Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis https://t.co/aCQBtKOFi6 #cannabis #training
— Cannabis Institute (@mjbiztraining) September 4, 2018
A bill to legalize recreational cannabis has been sent to the CNMI’s governor to be signed into law. If the bill is signed, the islands will become the first US territory to legalize recreational marijuana.
Study shows American Samoa Has One of the Least Physically Active Populations
Insufficient #physicalactivity is more than twice as high in high-income countries compared with low-income; in 2016, highest rates of insufficient activity were found in Kuwait, American Samoa, Saudi Arabia & Iraq—findings from @WHO analysis @LancetGH https://t.co/3ZbQE682Tk pic.twitter.com/zEGDKokbe1
— The Lancet (@TheLancet) September 5, 2018
A study from the World Health Organization shows that American Samoa has the second least physically active population in the world. According to the study, insufficient physical activity is not doing at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity.