Are you or your family in the Mariana Islands experiencing #TyphoonYutu? My DMs are open, please message me if you want to share your story on @CivilBeat. Si Yu'us Ma'ase yan Olomwaay 🙏🏽 #Saipan #Tinian #Rota #Guam pic.twitter.com/m4acqsYyU3
Mahalo @FarihaO_ for sharing your family's story: "Basically all the windows in my house imploded, debris flew into my house, air conditioners were ripped out of the walls." https://t.co/ppTiSBwXE4 Her family had to hide in a closet to protect themselves from the wind and debris.
A meteorologist on Guam told me that northern Saipan was in the eye wall for approximately three hours. That's where winds were estimated at 180 mph. It's unclear though b/c the @NWS's wind instruments on Saipan actually broke, leaving just a thermometer and barometer.