9 Apr 2015

Typhoon affected students in FSM moved

7:01 am on 9 April 2015

Senior students affected by typhoon Maysak in the Federated States of Micronesia state of Yap will travel to the state's main island to finish the school year.

Damage caused by Typhoon Maysak in Ulithi, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Damage caused by Typhoon Maysak in Ulithi, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia Photo: Brad Holland / FSM Office of Environment and Emergency Management

The state's lieutenant governor, James Yangetmai, says the high school on the atoll of Ulithi was completely flattened by the typhoon, and won't be rebuilt before the end of the school year in June.

Mr Yangetmai says 32 senior students from Ulithi will travel to Yap so they can continue their study.

"We decided to bring the senior students from that high school to Yap where they will pick up where they left off before the typhoon and hopefully in two months when graduation time comes in June they will be able to walk."

James Yangetmai says the rest of the students will study at a temporary facility.

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