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Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Saipan and Tinian (11:30am, Sept. 29, 2014)

Please be advised that a Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Saipan and Tinian according to the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office (HSEMO). Tropical Storm 18W is expected to pass over the NMI in the next 48 hours.

The latest advisory from HSEMO can be accessed at:

Please take precautionary measures and anticipate strong/gusty winds, heavy showers, possible debris on roadways, street flooding, and slow traffic movement.

As much as possible, the College will be making announcements about storm updates, class cancellations (if any), and other important information on:

1) the NMC website at

2) NMC Facebook Page at

3) NMC Twitter @GoProa

4) News outlets including radio stations

Additionally, for weather updates and weather advisories, please visit

1) CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office

2) NOAA National Weather Service

3) Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Thank you and please be careful.

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