US Territories’ November 26-December 2, 2018 news week in tweets
Contingency Response Group from Air Force Aids Northern Mariana Islands in Recovery
|@PACAF’s 36th Contingency Response Group, based in #Guam, has been running back-to-back disaster relief missions since October 4th, responding to an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia and Super-Typhoon Yutu in the Northern Mariana Islands https://t.co/qdRqx82axp pic.twitter.com/WtpgUgLOiB
— U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (@INDOPACOM) November 28, 2018
The 36th Contingency Response Group from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam has been deployed to help the Northern Mariana Islands as they recover from Super Typhoon Yutu. They helped relocate displaced people and fly in recovery supplies the people desperately needed.
Students Showcase Underwater Robotics at Workshop in American Samoa
— RNZ Pacific (@RNZPacific) November 29, 2018
At the first Underwater Robotics workshop in American Samoa, high school students from Michigan demonstrated an underwater remotely operated vehicle. They hope to use it to find three airplanes that were reported missing in action during World War 2.
Senator Pressing FEMA for Paying High Prices on Puerto Rico Recovery Supplies
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 1, 2018
Senator Michael Enzi of Wyoming is pressing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to explain the high costs of the supplies and labor being used to help rebuild Puerto Rico. He is concerned that the money for repairs is not being used effectively and properly.
Abandoned Pets from US Virgin Islands Find Homes in the Mainland
70 dogs were shipped off island Thursday. The USVI has been OVERWHELMED WITH UNWANTED PETS since the 2017 hurricanes. People just left their animals on island. Below these dogs are on their way to new homes. My story: https://t.co/atg6U5Wfrf pic.twitter.com/twsbnsERmS
— Kellie Meyer (@KellieMeyerNews) November 30, 2018
Ever since Hurricane Maria, there has been an increase of unwanted pets in the US Virgin Islands. Pet’s With Wings, a Humane Society program, helps transport the pets to rescue groups and shelters in the mainland who have a shortage of adoptable animals. To help control the pet population, the program encourages owners to get their animals spayed and neutered.
Tropical Storm Man-yi Passes Guam
* Typhoon 34W (Man-yi), #11 Stars and Stripes (blog) * Tropical storm warning issued for Guam as Man-Yi approaches Pacific Daily News * Tropical Storm Condition 3 declared for Rota Saipan Tribune Full coverage https://t.co/hdZfAYLQ1z via https://t.co/nitEnWQLIQ pic.twitter.com/2mPKzGijxq
— Weather iCom (@Themebar) November 26, 2018
Guam had multiple tropical storm warnings throughout last week, as Tropical Storm Man-Yi passed by Micronesia. Man-yi then moved towards Japan as it continued to weaken.