Reports of Signifigant Damage in Chuuk Due to Typhoon Maysak

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Few Details Avaiable As Communications Are Down

Guam – Typhoon Maysak hit Chuuk state late yesterday (Sunday) morning. Their telephone system has been down and power was knocked out so communication has been difficult.

 

 FSM Consul General Robert Ruecho says he was able to speak briefly with one individual at Chuuk’s weather office who told him that about 80 percent of the houses were damaged. These are primarily wood and tin structures. There are also reports of one possible death however none of these reports are official. Ruecho says he is still trying to get into contact with Chuuk’s Governor Johnson Elimo to get official word of Chuuk’s condition. Meanwhile, National Weather Service Forecaster Derrick Williams tells PNC the eye of typhoon Maysak passed directly over Weno which is the main island and capitol of Chuuk state. Williams says the typhoon had sustained winds of 75-80 miles per hour. “Caused quite a bit of damage we’re still kind of assessing the damage reports that are coming in. Communication is a bit sketchy. Relief efforts are currently under way in the nation. They got hit pretty hard with a minimal typhoon,” said Elimo.

 

 Senator Mike San Nicolas is accepting donations for relief efforts to help those who may have been affected by typhoon Maysak. Maysak is now headed West Northwest towards Yap state Williams says it may go North of Yap by Tuesday.