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Fri Jul 30, 2021, 11:53 PM

Residents of Pagan evacuated, CNMI monitoring volcanic activity

Fourteen residents of the CNMI island of Pagan had been evacuated as a result of volcanic activity and were on their way to safety, Northern Marianas Gov. Ralph DLG Torres announced on NewsTalk K-57 on Friday morning.

The precautionary measure began on Thursday night.

“Under the advisement of (Homeland Security and Emergency Management) and our federal partners close to the situation, we are sending out a (Department of Public Safety) boating team to Pagan to safely evacuate the residents on the island as we continue to monitor volcanic activity in our region,” Torres stated in a release sent at 6:29 p.m. on Thursday.

Two CNMI Department of Public Safety boats were deployed to Pagan to conduct the evacuation of the 14 residents, a release sent at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday stated.

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