Help for victims of Soudelor in CNMI

11:51 am on 13 August 2015

Local and federal authorities in the Northern Marianas have finally opened a disaster recovery centre on Saipan, over a week after Typhoon Soudelor battered the territory's main island.

Saipan residents queue for post-typhoon aid at the American Memorial Park, Northern Marianas.

Saipan residents queue for post-typhoon aid at the American Memorial Park. Photo: Mark Rabago

The center will help individual and families affected by the typhoon with the recovery process, and experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the US Small Business Administration, and the Red Cross will also be available.

The number of people registered for FEMA assistance has reached more than 3,000.

The Red Cross has also set up a site for people seeking assistance, and is giving away vouchers so people can buy essential items.

Saipan residents queue for post-typhoon aid at the American Memorial Park, Northern Marianas.

Saipan residents queue for post-typhoon aid at the American Memorial Park. Photo: Mark Rabago