US Territories’ September 30-October 6, 2019 news week in tweets
Enrique Fernández-Toledo Passes Away at 64
Saddened to learn of the passing of Enrique Fernández-Toledo. He was a champion for Puerto Rico, especially in the island’s time of need. I greatly valued his insights and advocacy, and my heart goes out to his family and friends. https://t.co/KJhxBbKBzm
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 1, 2019
Enrique Fernández-Toledo was until his death director of the Puerto Rico Economic and Relief Public Policy Initiative of the Center for American Progress (CAP), based in Washington, DC. He was labeled a champion of Puerto Rico by Elizabeth Warren.
A Swim-Up Taco Bar is Drifting in the US Virgin Islands
Lime Out, a possible one of a kind taco bar, drifts 200 feet off of Hansen Bay in the US Virgin Islands. Patrons are treated to tacos and a full-service bar.
Tropical Depression Forms East of Guam With the Possibility of hitting the Northern Mariana Islands
Tropical Depression 20W forms east of Guam. Expected to intensify significantly, initial JTWC forecasts expects a 150moh Super Typhoon. Track remains uncertain but looks generally toward Japan. Some models predict even higher, such as the ECMWF at 911mb (Category 5). pic.twitter.com/ZJ44ykXUoc
— Riley Doxsee (@HurricaneRiley5) October 5, 2019
A tropical depression has formed off the east coast of Guam. The depression is expected to grow into a super typhoon. While it looks likely that Guam will be spared from serious weather it is likely that the Northern Mariana Islands will be hit.
October 1 Marks 10 Years Since a Tsunami Devastated American Samoa
10 years ago, an earthquake between Samoa and American Samoa produced a devastating tsunami. It is responsible for the highest amount of American tsunami deaths in the 21st century: https://t.co/K3ANp8Hsqs pic.twitter.com/u93YwhrcfX
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 1, 2019
October 1st marks 10 years since a tsunami, caused by an earthquake between Samoa and American Samoa, killing 34 people in American Samoa. The disaster remains the deadliest tsunami of the 21st Century in American history.
The Northern Mariana Islands Introduces Legislation to Add 3,000 Alien Construction Workers
Northern Mariana Islands:
Introduced legislation HR 4479 would add 3,000 alien construction workers to the CW-1 population for the next three years to cope with some storm damage. https://t.co/CC2HqNlJ46
— Center for Immigration Studies (@CIS_org) October 3, 2019
The Northern Mariana Islands have introduced legislation to add 3,000 alien construction workers for the next three years to deal with storm damage. The legislation further highlights the vulnerability that the residences of the Northern Mariana Islands face due to extreme weather.