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Super Typhoon Yutu Relief & Recovery Update #3 Relief Supply Distribution Sites Open for Residents; Sea and Airport Open for Movement with Limitations

Release date: 
October 27, 2018
Release Number: 
DR-4404-MP NR 002

The CNMI Government, FEMA and the Red Cross will be distributing food and water throughout Saipan at five distribution sites on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM. The sites will be operated in a drive-thru fashion. To ensure enough supplies are well-distributed to residents, one care package will be allotted per vehicle.

Points of Distribution are:

  • Kagman Fire Station
  • San Roque Fire Station
  • Koblerville Fire Station
  • American Memorial Park
  • Ada Gymnasium

Seaport & Airport Movement

As of 1PM, Saturday, the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Seaport back to Condition WHISKEY. Movement in and out of the Port is now allowed.

Because of limited equipment, resources, capacity and damages, the Saipan International Airport will be operating during Daylight Hours only.

As a reminder, there will be NO in-bound passengers unless they are returning residents or relief effort personnel.


CNMI leadership has been in coordination for outbound flights for about 3,200 visitors with several commercial carriers. Today, 150 tourists were on outbound flights to their countries of origin. CNMI government estimates that all remaining tourists whose return trips were impacted by Super Typhoon Yutu will be on outbound flights on Sunday and Monday.

Businesses Open for Operation


American Pizza


Canton Restaurant

11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm



Country House Restaurant




Dakeyi Canton Kitchen

10:30am-2pm, 4:30pm-9pm


11:30am-2pm, 6pm-10pm

Hard Rock Cafe


Himawari Store Open (not restaurant)


J’s Restaurant Gualo Rai


Hot Curry Restaurant


Kinpachi Restaurant


Majestic Chinese Restaurant

11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm

Mcdonald’s (Middle Road)


Mcdonald’s (Beach Road)


New Majestic Chinese Restaurant

11am-1pm, 5pm-10pm

Shirley’s Coffee Shop (Garapan)

24 hours

Shirley’s Coffee shop (Susupe)

6am-10pm (take out only)

Skyway Cafe

7am-5pm (take out only)

Surf Club


Tan Marikita’s Cafe


Tan Ji Restaurant


Tony Roma’s


Zoom Cafe


Hafa Adai Deli (Garapan, Dandan, Kagman)



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Last Updated: 
October 27, 2018 - 23:46