US Territories’ November 19-25, 2018 news week in tweets
Guest Workers Unable to Receive Aid After Super Typhoon Yutu
Sonny Raguindin is among at least a few thousand residents of the Northern Mariana Islands who lost their homes in Super Typhoon Yutu and are ineligible for some forms of recovery assistance because of their immigration status. https://t.co/hXdBBG70Tf
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 21, 2018
This year, over 8,000 guest workers received special permits to work in the Northern Mariana Islands. Because of their immigration status, these guest workers are unable to receive aid after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the islands.
Scientists Work to Save Puerto Rican Parrots
Biologists are trying to save the last of the #endangered Puerto Rican #parrots after more than half the population disappeared when #HurricaneMaria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources.https://t.co/X4vr4clGhI
— Faunawatch (@faunawatch) November 24, 2018
Over half the population of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots disappeared after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Biologists are currently working to replant the forests that the hurricane damaged so that they can release some parrots, hopefully saving the species.
Storm Man-Yi Moving Through Pacific
Man-Yi has continued to strengthen, and it has now became a Typhoon, currently 65knots. Storm has deep convections, with banding features wrapping tightly into a compact LLC, and additional strengthening for 24-36 is likely as it tracks to the West of Guam. pic.twitter.com/GShbIGX2um
— Riley Doxsee (@HurricaneRiley5) November 21, 2018
Tropical Storm Man-Yi strengthened into a typhoon on Wednesday and was expected to move past Guam. On November 26, it weakened into a tropical depression.
American Samoa Power Authority Building Given Sustainable Design Award
#AmericanSamoa Architect of ASPA’s “green” building recognized with Sustainable Design Award @samoanewshttps://t.co/GQgRFAe0Lh
— DWatch News AsPac (@dwatchnews_asp) November 23, 2018
The American Samoa Power Authority Operations Center building was awarded with the Sustainable Design Award, celebrating its design and environmental performance.
Old Dominion University Basketball Team Stuck in US Virgin Islands
BREAKING: Holiday travel nightmare. @ODUMBB stuck in US Virgin Islands. https://t.co/TtAE6DUIyU pic.twitter.com/S3hNIjvUD7
— WTKR News 3 (@WTKR3) November 21, 2018
The Old Dominion University basketball team was stuck in the airport in the US Virgin Islands for 18 hours. Their airline, American Airlines, had no explanation for why their flight was delayed for so long.