Northern Mariana Islands

Monday, August 23, 2004
Super Typhoon Chabaʼs winds howled nearly three times faster than an interstate speed limit—a maximum wind speed was recorded at 178 mph. The winds ripped mature trees from the ground and blew entire rooftops from buildings. On the island of Rota, over 200 homes were heavily damaged and 1,000 people were homeless. Power went out across the island. Two people were killed, one of whom was attempting to photograph damage as it unfolded.
Common Hazards in this State

Territorial Information

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Office of Homeland Security

1326 Guguan Dr.
P.O. Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 664-2216

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Citizen Corps Council

CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
1313 Anatahan Dr.
Caller Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 664-2216

Last Updated: 08/20/2019