US Territories’ August 9-15, 2021 news week in tweets
Tropical Storm Grace moving towards Puerto Rico
A tropical storm warning has been issued for Puerto Rico, resulting in school closures.
Tropical Depression to hit Guam on August 17
The storm is predicted to have winds of 30 mph, and 3 to 7 inches of rain.
COVID travel restrictions updated for the US Virgin Islands
Antibody tests will no longer be accepted for travelers seeking to visit the islands. Mass gatherings have been reduced from 100 to 50 people, and a beach curfew has been put in place. The mask mandate remains in effect.
Earthquake hits the Northern Mariana Islands
On August 9, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Northern Mariana Islands.
Representative Aumua Amata of American Samoa requests Visa aid for legal permanent residents
Amata is requesting an extension to past mandatory departure dates for those stuck in American Samoa as a result of COVID-19.