US Territories’ October 22-28, 2018 news week in tweets
Statehood for Puerto Rico is a Question of Democracy
Giving American citizens representation in Congress isn’t a power grab. It’s the essence of democracy. https://t.co/xEslWnlK0P
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 26, 2018
Vox criticizes Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for saying the making Puerto Rico a state would offset the current balance between Republicans and Democrats, making all votes skewed to the left. In order for the Democrat party to continue to fight against the Republicans, they must support voting and democracy, and support Puerto Rico becoming a state.
Speakers Talk US Virgin Islands Relief at IAEM Conference 2018
— Peter Perez (@PJperez19) October 24, 2018
At the International Association of Emergency Managers conference, keynote speaker, Mona Barnes and Jon Shear discussed emergency management in the US Virgin Islands. Barnes spoke on how she managed the territory through hurricanes Maria and Irma.
American Samoa Passes Elder Abuse Law
— RNZ Pacific (@RNZPacific) October 25, 2018
American Samoa’s governor signed the Elderly and Disabled Adult Neglect, Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act. The law criminalizes and prevents the neglect, abuse and exploitation of elderly and disabled adults.
Typhoon Yutu Upgrades to Super Typhoon
YUTU UPGRADED TO SUPER TYPHOON
Typhoon warnings remain in effect for Rota, Tinian & Saipan. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Guam
Typhoon conditions are expected tonight through late Thursday morning at Rota, Tinian & Saipan. pic.twitter.com/8pAcMXsqPC
— Del. Kilili Sablan (@Kilili_Sablan) October 24, 2018
Typhoon Yutu upgraded to a super typhoon and hit Tinian and Saipan on Thursday.
FEMA Supports CNMI after Yutu
— FEMA (@fema) October 26, 2018
After Typhoon Yutu passed through the Northern Mariana Islands, Donald Trump declared a major disaster. FEMA is currently in the process of assessing and providing support to the territory.